Dangerous Goods can be carried safely to Shetland and Orkney on NorthLink Ferries' Freight ships

Dangerous Goods

NorthLink Ferries can offer a wide variety of solutions to the carriage of dangerous goods by sea, and with specialist freight vessels – we can carry almost all types of hazardous cargoes.

Dangerous cargo can be shipped using NorthLink Ferries Freight VesselsMV Helliar docked in Lerwick harbourFor low hazard goods (stowage category A), we can offer shipping on all our vessels – including our passenger services to Orkney and Shetland.

Our specialist freight vessels are capable of carrying all other hazardous cargoes with their open-air weather deck.

NorthLink Ferries’ Responsibilities

To ensure the safety of our vessels and their cargo, and in order to comply with regulations, all dangerous goods are carried in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. See external link: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Cargoes/DangerousGoods/Pages/default.aspx

In addition, to comply with local harbour authorities, all dangerous goods must be notified 24 hours before arriving at the port.

Magnus logo on NorthLink Freight shipsCustomer’s Responsibilities

It is the customer’s legal obligation to ensure that all dangerous goods are declared before travelling in the method described below. Regardless of quantity, all dangerous goods must be declared.

The customer must also be able to present the dangerous goods properly documented, packaged, stowed and labelled in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Centre by calling 0845 6060 449.

How to Declare

Notification can be made by forwarding a copy of a dangerous goods note to our Customer Service Centre. NorthLink Freight ship MV Helliar at seaThis must be sent to us at least 24 hours before departure to comply with local bye-laws. The original declaration must be handed in at the port of departure upon check-in.

You can download the NorthLink Ferries Dangerous Goods Notification from this website, along with a helpful guide to completing the document.

Please refer to the latest edition of the International Maritime Goods Code to ensure you are using the most up-to-date information.

Please note we also accept SITPRO 1999/2003/2009, and Multi-Modal notifications.

Should you have any queries in relation to completing the notification, please contact our Customer Service Centre by calling 0845 6060 449.

Completed dangerous goods declarations can be submitted either by email: freight@northlinkferries.co.uk or by fax: 01856 851795.

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