Feature, Freight News, Sea

Isle of Wight to get freight ferry

[ February 15, 2018   //   ]

Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel has ordered a £10 million freight ferry from shipbuilder Cammell Laird. The new ship will provide additional year-round freight capacity for the Southampton-East Cowes route which currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent.

The 74m long vessel will provide 265 lane metres of roll-on/roll-off freight capacity and will carry up to 12 passengers.

The crossing time of 55-60 minutes will be identical to Red Funnel’s existing Raptor class ro-pax ships and she will use the same berths in Southampton and East Cowes.