Wight Vantastic

05-11-2009 Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries have responded to a surge in van traffic on its Southampton/East Cowes route by introducing online booking and electronic ticketing for vans and other commercial vehicles up to 8m in length and 4.9m in height.

John Rayner, Freight & Distribution Director comments “Red Funnel is the first and only cross-Solent ferry operator to offer online booking for commercial traffic up to 8m. Traffic can be booked 24/7, in less than 90 seconds and it’s proving popular with customers who already benefit from our unmatched service reliability and punctuality”.

Red Funnel also offers online booking for a wide variety of vehicles including minibuses, horseboxes, motorhomes, motorcycles and all sizes of private vehicles. The new functionality is the latest in a series of innovations unveiled in 2009. Earlier this year Red Funnel introduced the ability for drivers to track its vessels using twitter, launched an SMS service for travel updates and installed real-time information screens at its terminals.

To find out more, please visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/freight