StevePorterFreight Partner

Steve Porter Transport Group has signed a new five-year deal with Red Funnel, which will see it remain the ferry operator’s preferred freight partner.

The new agreement builds on an existing commercial partnership that saw Steve Porter acquire Red Funnel’s distribution division in 2011.

The deal sees Steve Porter remain the Isle of Wight’s largest independent freight carrier, offering a cross-Solent drop-trailer operation from Southampton to East Cowes.

Freight partner status means Steve Porter customers are given priority in terms of its drop-trailer service and general freight movements.

Malcolm Gibson, MD of Steve Porter Transport Group (pictured, right, with Red Funnel sales director Lee Hudson), said: “This unique alliance will ensure we can offer the most competitive cross-Solent freight options for our customers as we continue to build our drop trailer offering to supermarkets, retailers and organisations currently moving significant volumes of cross-Solent freight.”