NorthLink Ferries can carry freight cargo to the Orkney and Shetland Islands

Safety at Sea & Ashore

At Sea

  • All drivers should pay attention to all safety announcements and ensure they are familiar with assembly areas
  • NorthLink Freight vessel interiorRemaining on the car deck whilst the vessel is at sea is strictly prohibited
  • Use of mobile phones and smoking is forbidden on car decks
  • Ensure that appropriate braking systems are applied to tractor unit and trailer(s)
  • All vehicles presented for loading should comply with International guidelines regarding securing and trestle points for sea transportation. (See Lashing Guidelines )


  • Building materials can be easily transported using NorthLink's Freight VesselsUse designated walkways
  • Ensure that the appropriate braking systems are applied to all vehicles
  • Park in designated bays
  • Follow the instructions of NorthLink Ferries’ staff or contractors at all times
  • High visibility clothing & PPE as required must be worn
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