Cowes-based Acclaim Logistics have announced the launch of a new initiative which promises to significantly reduce same day delivery charges and allow Island businesses to compete more effectively with their mainland counterparts.
From today (Monday), Acclaim will provide a free Isle of Wight delivery/collection service for same day deliveries to/from the mainland to all Island businesses, courtesy of their unique Cowes to Southampton hourly shuttle service run in partnership with Red Funnel. The ferry crossing will also be provided free of charge, with the only applicable cost relating to mainland transit.
Acclaim’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented:
“By utilising our unique partnership with Red Funnel, we are able to offer Island businesses a truly cost-effective same day service between the Island and mainland. The ferry crossing alone can significantly uplift same day delivery charges, so by eliminating this, we are effectively putting Island businesses on the same footing as their mainland counterparts”.
The free delivery and collection service is applicable to all same day consignments where the mainland delivery/collection point is located at least 50 miles from the Parcel Office at the Red Funnel terminal in Southampton.
Acclaim Logistics has been operating for 24 years.