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Red Kestrel Ferry

Abnormal and Wide Loads

Red Funnel is able to accommodate oversized loads – simply fill out and submit our abnormal load booking form below and we’ll get you on board. 

Abnormal Load Booking Form

If your vehicle is over 2.55m wide, more than 19m long, or over 44 tonne gross weight, it’s classed as an abnormal or wide load. For vehicles over 44 tonne gross weight, we’ll ask you to send us a drawing to confirm axel weights and spacings. The maximum tonnage we can ship is 72 tonne, with no more than 12 tonne per axel.

Please contact Island Roads prior to bringing an abnormal load to the Island – they will be able to help you plan your route to avoid any tight spots or road works. 

(If over 44 tonne gross weight a diagram showing axle weights and spacing will be required)

Freight FAQ

Yes, booking in advance is strongly recommended but it is possible to book on arrival, subject to availability of  freight space.

You’ll need outward and return travel dates/times, total vehicle length (including tractor unit if applicable), payload, details of any dangerous goods, credit account number and purchase order or debit/credit card details.

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)1983 681336 or use our online booking enquiry form.

30-60 minutes before departure (not more than 60 minutes at peak times)

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.

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 two 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.

If you need to cancel or amend your freight booking, please call the Freight Department in advance of travel on 01983 681336 with your booking reference to hand.

Yes, Red Funnel carry a wide variety of hazardous cargoes for more information please speak to our Hazardous Co-ordinators on 01983 681336.