Freight movement allowances as stated by the UK Border Force.
Passenger & non-commercial vehicles are not allowed on these freight services.
|Unit Type||Allowed as Freight?||Notes|
|Passenger & non-commercial vehicles|
|Small vehicles with technicians / repairmen & tools|
|Antique dealers going to buy from auctions|
|Exhibition goods||Details of exhibition to be provided|
|Single car /SUV with driver||Regardless of whether car is being sold or transported after being sold|
|Motor racing team with race vehicle & equipment||Race team to provide full details of race meetings|
|Motor racing team without race vehicle & equipment|
|Boat racing team with boat & equipment||Race team to provide full details of race meetings|
|Boat racing team without boat & equipment|
|Demonstration equipment||Details of demonstration to be provided|
|Charity||If registered charity|
|Equestrian meetings||Details of intra EU movement & meetings to be provided|
|Art dealer||-||Refer to UK Border Force for allowances|
UK Border Force imposes stringent regulations on DFDS to ensure that every shipment is properly classified as freight. DFDS would only classify a shipment of an accompanied, empty van as freight if there is / was another booking for the same vehicle for a round trip, but it was loaded. In short, DFDS must have evidence that the vehicle has already delivered the load or will bring the load back in order to classify the original reservation for an empty accompanied van as freight.
The above lists covers most types of movement outside of the standard driver-accompanied cargo but if there is anything else, please contact our customer service team.