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Cowes-based Acclaim Logistics has reported a 25% increase in volumes of parcel and pallet deliveries between the Isle of Wight and mainland, following the launch of its new partnership with Red Funnel Ferries in April.

The high speed shuttle service, which offers same day and door to door delivery, is proving to be particularly invaluable for businesses operating on both sides of the water, facilitating the fast and efficient transportation of goods between Southampton and Cowes. Combined with Acclaim’s membership to the Palletways and APC networks, the express service offers Isle of Wight customers seamless distribution links to any mainland location and throughout Europe.

Acclaim’s Managing Director, Mark Robinson, said:

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“Since the launch of the Isle of Wight shuttle service, we have expanded operations considerably to meet demand, including the appointment of a number of new personnel on both sides of the water and investing in new vehicles, designed specifically to accommodate larger volumes.

“The feedback we’ve received has been terrific, both from businesses and consumers, who have previously struggled with irregular sized items that some carriers have refused to take. We specialise in Isle of Wight delivery solutions, so non-palletised goods, such as sofas, large DIY items and even sheds aren’t an issue for us – our two-man delivery team will even deliver it to your door.”

Jonathan Green, Marketing & Communications Director at Red Funnel, said:

“The aim of this partnership is to offer our customers an efficient link between the Island and the mainland, and just six months in I believe we are achieving this. The door to door service is a particularly strong selling point for businesses and consumers, who previously would have had to drop and collect goods at one of the receiving centres. Acclaim has taken the stress out of transporting goods to and from the Island and with the festive season fast approaching, we’re anticipating current volumes will continue to grow.”

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