Red Funnel enhances cross-Solent Parcel Distribution

31-03-2016  Red Funnel is partnering with Acclaim Logistics, the Isle of Wight and Southampton based parcel delivery specialist, to offer a unique door to door distribution service to customers on both sides of the Solent.

Launching on the 4th April 2016, Acclaim will operate an impressive 20 cross-Solent deliveries per day, facilitating the same day delivery of parcels to and from the Isle of Wight.

Customers can choose between the Port-to-Port service where parcels are dropped and collected from Acclaim’s Receiving Centres in West Cowes and Southampton or opt for the new enhanced door-to-door service.

The new service means that parcels to the Isle of Wight that are dropped into the Southampton Receiving Centres before noon can be delivered to any Island address on the same day. Similarly, parcels collected from any Island address or dropped into the Receiving Centre in West Cowes can quickly be delivered to mainland addresses.

Cross-Solent Port to Port prices start from £8.50+VAT for consignments up to 10kgs rising to £32+VAT for consignments up to 40kgs. Larger items and palletised goods can be handled via Acclaim’s Totton Receiving Centre.

Customers requiring the Door to Door service are charged an additional £10+VAT per consignment up to 40kgs for delivery to Zone 1 postcodes PO30 1, 2, 5 & PO31-34 and £15+VAT to postcodes PO30 3, 4 & PO35-41.

The Acclaim Parcel Receiving Centres are currently open Monday to Friday between 0700-1630 hrs with Saturday opening to follow.

Isle of Wight Receiving Centre
Tel. 01983 280036    88 Place Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AE 

Southampton Receiving Centres 
Tel. 02380 665950    Parcel Office, Red Funnel Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7, Royal Pier, Southampton SO14 2AR

Units A-C, Griffin Industrial Park, Calmore Industrial Park, Calmore Industrial Estate, Totton, Southampton SO40 2AR

Kevin George, Red Funnel’s CEO said: “our aim was to enhance the service we can offer parcel customers and the new partnership with Acclaim means we can now offer a fast and efficient door to door delivery service for both commercial and private customers.”

Acclaim’s managing director, Mark Robinson said: “Our partnership with Red Funnel represents a huge step towards offering businesses and consumers a fast, efficient distribution service between the Isle of Wight and the mainland.  These services, combined with our membership of the Palletways and APC distribution networks, provide all of the tools required to offer our customers a comprehensive, high-quality solution for their freight needs.”


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