Flexibility the key
Wighlink has introduced a new system for companies delivering goods to and from the Isle of Wight, enabling them to drop their trailers off at Portsmouth Portsmouth International Port, at the entrance to the city.
The trailers will then be taken to Wightlink's car ferry terminal by a contractor for later shipment.
Island-based freight companies taking goods to the mainland can also leave their trailers at the port and return to base by the next available sailing.
“We are responding to requests from our freight customers who would like more flexibility in their deliveries,” said Wightlink's business development director, Clive Tilley.
“Trailers will be transported at agreed times, leaving drivers free to carry out other deliveries.”
Ian Diaper, Portsmouth International Port’s head of operations, said:
“This is a vital opportunity to help provide a more sustainable and efficient way to transport freight, reducing impact on the roads and also a more convenient operation for lorry drivers.”