Normandy Trader

Freight & Charter Services

IF IT FITS, WE WILL CARRY IT!

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.

The Vessel

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

Services

Freight

We operate a regular freight service from St Helier, Jersey to Granville on the coast of France.

Charter

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.

Availability

With 2 skippers and several crew members, we can operate 24 hours, 7 days a week if required.

Storage

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

Locations

Freight

Granville
Carteret
West Coast Normandy
North Coast Brittany

Charter

Channel Islands
France
UK

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

JERSEY SEAWEED DISPOSAL

“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

BUILDING MATERIAL DELIVERIES FOR BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

“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

SHELLFISH DELIVERIES

“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.”

Jersey Oyster

CRANE TRANSPORTATION TO SARK

“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 again.”

Jeremy La Trobe-Bateman, Crane Operator.

DIGGER AND MACHINERY DELIVERY TO CLIFF EXCAVATION FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT

“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.”

Geomarine

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

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.

NEW STORAGE CONTAINERS

Now offering secure, dry containerised shipping with our brand new, clean containers

Testimonials

"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."

Aqua Mar Fisheries

"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."

Jersey Oyster

"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."

G.S. Donaldson, Managing Director, Quantum Building Supplies