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Transport of hazardous goods & dangerous goods policy

DFDS Seaways operates a strictly enforced dangerous goods policy that must be complied with. Our policy is summarised below and is supplementary to legal obligations applicable in our various markets.

  1. No Goods which are or may become dangerous, combustible, inflammable or damaging (including radio-active materials), or which are or may become liable to damage any property whatsoever, shall be tendered to the Carrier or Carriage without his express consent in writing, and without the Unit in which the Goods are to be carried as well as the Goods themselves being distinctly marked on the outside so as to indicate the nature and character of any such Goods and so as to comply with any applicable laws, regulations or requirements.

    If any such Goods are delivered to the Carrier without such written consent and/or making, or if in the opinion of the Carrier the Goods are liable to become of a dangerous, combustible, inflammable or damaging nature, they may at any time be destroyed, disposed of, abandoned, or rendered harmless without any compensation to the Merchant and without prejudice to the right to Freight of the Carrier.
  2. The Merchant undertakes that such Goods are packed in a manner adequate to withstand the risks of Carriage having regard to their nature and in compliance with all laws or regulations, which may be applicable during the Carriage.
  3. Whether or not the Merchant was aware of the nature of the Goods, the Merchant shall fully indemnify the Carrier against all claims, losses, damages or expenses arising in consequence of the Carriage of such Goods.
  4. Nothing contained in this Clause shall deprive the Carrier of any of his rights provided for elsewhere.
Note: Supplementary route-specific instructions realting to the transportation of hazardous goods are provided on the the relevant route pages. 

Transporting hazardous cargo

For hazardous cargo the driver must report to the freightdesk with signed dangerous good notes* and freight trailers need to be labelled with Hazerdous stickers on each side of the trailer.

If the dangerous good notes are not correct or are not signed the trailer or accompanied vehicle will not be shipped. 

* With the trailer, the accompanying documents specifying the exact nature of the hazard must be handed in by the driver. Following information must be in our custody prior to applying stowage and segregation planning for shipment:

  1. UN number(s)
  2. Proper shipping names
  3. IMDG classes / subdivision
  4. Packaging grup (if applicable)
  5. Flashpoint (if applicable)
  6. Marine pollutant (if applicable)
  7. Packaging type
  8. Number of packages and weight / voulme
  9. In case of limited quantities this must be clearly indicated on the accompanying documents, failing this, the substance may not be qualified as limited quantities.
  10. Shippers declaration and packing-certificate declaring full compliance with IMDG regulations.