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Unaccompanied Trade Vehicles

Unaccompanied/trade vehicles

Red Funnel offers an unaccompanied service for cars and van up to 5.5m in length and 2.0m in height. We handle a large amount of movements for most of the major vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Fiat, Honda, Renault, Suzuki, Kia, and Vauxhall to name a few. The unaccompanied units are generally off loaded from transporters, placed in a dedicated area and shipped on off-peak sailings as listed below. Vehicles are available for collection shortly after arrival at the destined port.

 Summer Timetable   
Southampton to East Cowes
East Cowes to Southampton11:30
 Winter Timetable
Southampton to East Cowes
East Cowes to Southampton

Once arrived, Red Funnel will notify the receiving customer for collection, vehicles not collected within an allocated time will be subject to a storage charge.

As an additional service you can also take your own transporter over to the Island at a separate charge; for further information on this or unaccompanied sailings please call the Freight Centre on 0844 844 2666 or alternatively you can email us at

  • Professional loaders
  • Frequent sailings
  • Unmatched reliability
  • Secure terminal
  • New booking technology
  • Arrival notification
  • Consolidated invoicing

Contact Us

Call the Freight Centre on
0844 844 2666


RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-0a537c0eacbbdd188)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

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