For any ferry bookings with goods classed as ''Hazardous'' (even those listed as 'Limited Quantities'), we must be notified in advance under the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Code.
All hazardous shipments will require a Dangerous Goods Note detailing the UN number, Class and Packing Group of the product.
UN number lists can be found online
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"Dangerous or Hazardous goods are solids, liquids or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property or the environment. "
Dangerous goods are divided into nine classes with further subdivisons where necessary.
All dangerous goods are identified by a UN number and a Proper Shipping Name (PSN).
The IMDG Code requires all tank units to be properly marked. This includes HGV's and long tank units, to include:
Spot checks are done at all ports to identify undeclared hazardous / dangerous goods.
Bookings for vehicles carrying hazardous goods can be made online. Simply select 'Yes' on the booking details page and complete a Dangerous Goods Note (DGN).
Please note - we cannot complete the DGN for you. However, you should be able to get the correct information from the supplier of your goods.
Some of the rules regarding the transport of dangerous goods on Eurotunnel Freight shuttles are different. Take a look at our Accepted & Prohibited Dangerous Goods with Eurotunnel Freight guide.
Due to additional safety procedures, Eurotunnel Freight can only accept regular contract bookings carrying Radioactive materials. These are also subject to strict pre-authorisation criteria by Eurotunnel. One-off bookings carrying Radioactive materials cannot be made on Eurotunnel and must be made by a ferry operator subject to approval.
For Eurotunnel crossings please be aware that regulations for carrying hazardous goods can differ from those by road. All hazardous goods must be pre-declared to Eurotunnel by Freightlink and also declared by the driver at check-in, unless transported in Limited Quantities. Vehicles which turn up with undeclared hazardous goods may face unnecessary delays or be refused travel altogether.
When carrying hazardous goods, please be aware that regulations for carrying hazardous goods by sea differ from those by road. This includes for goods classed as “limited quantities”. All hazardous goods must be pre-declared to Freightlink and the ferry operator and also declared at check-in. Vehicles which turn up with undeclared hazardous goods may face unnecessary delays or be refused shipment altogether.
All vehicles which are carrying hazardous materials must display the correct hazardous warning stickers. In some cases Freightlink are able to arrange for the supply of these stickers at a small additional cost (not included in rates shown online).
Please provide your Dangerous Goods Note at least 24 hours prior to travel. Bookings are not confirmed until a hazardous load has been approved by the ferry operator. Failure to send us a valid DGN may result in your vehicle being refused for shipment.
Dangerous Goods Note - Blank DGN for shipment of hazardous cargo