About The Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency located broadly in the centre of the Irish Sea, between British mainland and Ireland. The island is arguably most famous for its annual international motorcycle race, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy - usually known simply as the TT - which takes place over a two week period in late-May/early-June.
The island's capital and only gateway port for commercial ferry services is Douglas, located mid way along the south-east coast. The Island's population numbers approximately 80,000, almost one-third of whom lives in Douglas.
With its close association with the United Kingdom, the currency used is the Pound. Although British currency is accepted the Isle of Man also issues its own coinage and banknotes, including the One Pound note.
Douglas, Isle of Man benefits from regular year-round ferry services to Heysham and Liverpool on the British mainland. The sole operator is the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company with two vessels. Ben-my-Chree, a conventional vessel, operates throughout the year offering sailings between Heysham & Douglas and a weekend service through the winter months between Liverpool & Douglas.
Manannan is a fast craft and operates a summer seasonal service between Liverpool & Douglas as well as sailings between Douglas & Dublin and Belfast. Only small freight vehicles can be accommodated on Manannan.
Whichever route, AferryFreight can offer you competitive rates and deal with all major UK and European Ferry operators.
You can use this page to view all freight services operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.