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Island Freight Line


Island Freight Line provides tug & barge transportation for commercial trucks, trailers and equipment between New Bedford and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Operating out of the Fish Island Terminal in New Bedford and Steamship Authority Terminal in Nantucket, Island Freight Line makes scheduled and on-request sailings.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Island Freight Line and what does Island Freight Line transport?

  • Does Island Freight Line transport passengers or private vehicles?

  • Do drivers ride with their trucks and trailers on the barge?

  • Are there any types of cargo that cannot be shipped with Island Freight Line?

  • What is Island Freight Line’s regular sailing schedule?

  • Does Island Freight Line accept custom sailing date requests?

  • Do sailings run regardless of how many trucks are on the barge?

  • Does weather impact the sailing schedule?

  • What are the addresses for the terminals where the barge loads in New Bedford and Nantucket?

  • Who loads and offloads the trucks and trailers on and off the barge?

  • When do I drop off my truck and trailer for travel on Island Freight Line’s barge?

  • When do I pick up my truck and trailer after it reaches the destination port?

  • Does Island Freight Line offer same day round trip service?

  • How much does it cost to utilize Island Freight Line's service?

  • How long will it take to receive a quote once a request is submitted?

  • Who should I contact with additional questions or for more information?


Island Freight Line services the following ports

Nantucket, MA
New Bedford, MA


Chace Jabotte, Agent
(800) 633-0106
7 Fish Island New Bedford, MA 02740 USA