Freight travel to the Isle of Wight
Do I need to make a booking?
Yes, booking in advance is strongly recommended but it is possible to book on arrival, subject to availability of freight space.
What information is required to make a booking?
Outward & Return travel dates/times, total vehicle length (inc tractor unit if applicable), payload, details of any dangerous goods, credit account number & purchase order or debit/credit card details.
Can freight be booked online?
Vans/commercial vehicles up to 8m in length and 4.9m in height can be booked online. To book larger freight vehicles or make a booking amendment/cancellation please give us a call on +44 (0)2380 248589 or use our online booking enquiry form.
What time must I arrive for check-in?
30-60 minutes before departure (not more than 60 minutes at peak times)
Can trailers be shipped unaccompanied?
Yes, partners Steve Porter Transport operate a just-in-time drop-trailer delivery service to supermarkets etc. Trailers are also returned to Southampton in accordance with a pre-agreed schedule.
Is it necessary to have an account?
No, customers with adhoc shipments can make and pay for bookings using a debit/credit card by calling the Freight Centre - there are no credit card surcharges. Credit account facilities are available for frequent customers.
Do you offer Credit Facilities?
A non-credit account will be created for customers when booking for the first time.
Credit accounts are available for businesses trading for at least 2 years who are intent on spending in excess of £2k per annum with Red Funnel.
Other types of account are also available - please contact us for more information.