NorthLink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries


NorthLink Ferries provide daily lifeline ferry services to and from Orkney and Shetland, through our four main freight routes: Lerwick to Aberdeen; Lerwick to Kirkwall, Kirkwall to Aberdeen; and Stromness and Scrabster. Our services can provide you with a gateway all your freight requirements to the northern isles.

We offer our customers a reliable and cost effective way of transporting freight. NorthLink’s freight service is fully integrated with its passenger vessel service – making Orkney and Shetland more accessible than ever before.

The two dedicated freight vessels MV Hildasay and MV Helliar carry roll on, roll off traffic, lift on lift off (TEUS) and project cargoes. By offering these consolidated services for all traffic types on our vessels, we are a one stop shop for all your freight shipping requirements to and from Orkney and Shetland.

Local charters of the freight vessels (deck space or complete ship) within the islands can also be arranged where berthing arrangements allow, and this gives customers opportunity to minimise handling and road transport costs.