Brittany Ferries has recently upgraded its hazardous system to "Hazcheck".
In principle, the process of sending a DGN to our reservations teams will remain the same. There will be additional information that is required on the hazardous documentation to guarantee there are no issues on embarkation.
- All weights (net weight, gross weight, and total capacity for liquid substances) will need to be written on the DGN (example: 3x 5L = 15L total capacity).
- An outer packaging code is preferred for efficiency and to have precise information. These codes can be found online or in the IMDG code (example: 4G = Fibreboard boxes / 3A1 = Steel Jerricans). Free text such as "TRAYS" or "PALLETS" will not be accepted.
- Emergency contact details must be noted, and all DGNs must have a signed and completed declaration box (shippers declaration and packaging certificate).
- All details regarding the cargo (UN number / LQ / EQ / Marine Pollutant / Flashpoint / Packaging Group / Technical Name) should still be detailed accordingly.
Failure to provide a correctly filled out DGN with all relevant information could result in delays and/or short shipment of your cargo.
An example DGN and guide can be found on our freight website https://www.brittanyferriesfreight.com/en/ under Specialised Traffic > Hazardous Cargoes.