Normandy Trader Freight and Charter Services is a shipping company based in the Channel Island of Jersey. Trading primarily between the ports of Jersey and France.
Normandy Trader is an ex-military landing craft designed to carry tanks and heavy loads
The vessel is 27 metres long with clear working deck space
We can take up to 87 tonnes of cargo and 12 passengers
Flat bottomed for shallow water work and ability to ground
On board crane for self loading/unloading
Fuel capacity with delivery pump and hose enabling fuel transfer / delivery
20 tonne forward ballest tanks
96 cubic meter deck work space
Buoy and mooring changes
Forward loading door for drive on, drive off
10 tonne fresh water carrying capacity
Specifications: Powered by 2x Volvo TAMD63P 360 BHP engines | Call sign ZFGY2 | Vessel Speed 7 KTS | Propulsion x2 Schottel SPJ 57T Pump Jets | LOA: 27 metres, Beam: 6.8 metres, Max draft load: 2 metres | MMSI number: 235091173
We operate a regular freight service from St Helier, Jersey to Granville on the coast of France.
The vessel is equipped with an on-board crane, large open deck and unique forward loading capabilities so we can also take on special charter work as and when required.
With 2 skippers and several crew members, we can operate 24 hours, 7 days a week if required.
A secure customs bonded storage facility situated in the commercial port of Granville, France measuring 120sq m is available for the delivery of goods. Goods originating from the EU can be
delivered to this facility between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, for onward shipment on our next available departure.
Secure, dry containerised shipping with our brand new, clean storage containers
West Coast Normandy
North Coast Brittany
“The Department for Infrastructure commissioned the
Normandy Trader to transport collected sea lettuce from St
Aubin’s Bay and deposit the material at sea in an approved
disposal area for the Summer season. The service provided
was the simplest and most cost-effective solution
compared to their competitors and the vessel proved to be
ideal due to its ability to beach and to accept loads directly
from the collection points in the bay. Throughout the
season the vessels operators were flexible, reliable and
willing to react to calls for their services at short notice,
prior commitments permitting.”
Martin Gautier, Assistant Director Technical Services, States of Jersey - Department for Infrastructure
“We have been using the services of Normandy
Trader since March 2007. Throughout this time,
they have provided us with an excellent service
of shipping building materials from the port of
Granville to St Helier quay at competitive prices. They
always keep in touch with us to advise us of goods
arriving in Granville, loading and shipping times and
ETA Jersey quay. They handle our shipments very
efficiently and carefully and during this period we
have never incurred any damage or loss of goods.
We would have no hesitation in recommending
Normandy Trader to any potential customers.”
G. S Donaldson, Managing Director Quantum Building Supplies
“The Normandy Trader is a reliable professional
freight service we would highly recommend. Their
flexible schedule and experience meant we could
rely on them always and therefore provide a better
service to our own customers.” Aqua Mar
“The Normandy Trader provides a weekly delivery service to France for the oysters and mussels grown by its parent company Jersey Oyster. Frequency in the busy export times can increase to 4x return trips a week.”
“The Island of Sark took delivery of a new 20t crane
in 2017, which was delivered onto the beach by the
Normandy Trader. This difficult operation, which
included removal of the old machine, was completed
to everyone’s satisfaction, in a very professional
manner by the skipper and crew and at a modest
price. We would not hesitate to use their services
Jeremy La Trobe-Bateman, Crane Operator.
“The “Normandy Trader” was a great solution to
access a remote beach on the North Coast to allow
Geomarine to carry out cliff and shore stabilisation.”
Working on the Normandy Trader is an amazing experience !
Having worked with Nathan and the crew many times, it is always a pleasure and furthermore great to be working with like-minded professionals. Dealing with powerful fireworks on a vessel in the rolling seas is not for the faint hearted and keeping the Normandy Trader straight and steady whilst massive shells are leaving the deck at 400metres a second takes great degree of skill !
James Bevis MD Starburst fireworks Ltd.
Now offering secure, dry containerised shipping with our brand new, clean containers
"Big thank you to the Normandy Trader, force 10 and all ferries cancelled. They have managed to deliver safely over 5 tonnes of shellfish to St. Malo today for us."
"The Normandy Trader provides a weekly delivery service to France for the oysters and mussels grown by its parent company Jersey Oyster. Frequency in the busy export times can increase to 4x return trips a week."
"Normandy Trader have provided us with an excellent service of shipping building materials from the port of Granville to St Helier quay at competitive prices."