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If you're carrying dangerous goods you must declare this to the port of departure at least 24 hours in advance.

All dangerous goods shipments must be accompanied by a Dangerous Goods Note (DGN). These notes must contain the information required by SOLAS Chapter VII, Regulation 4 or MARPOL Annex III Regulation 4.

Vehicles carrying dangerous goods shall be placarded and marked in accordance with the requirements of chapter 5.3 of the IMDG Code. Note that these requirements differ from those required by ADR.

Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVM carrying dangerous goods must be fitted with lashing points on all routes. CalMac cannot provide any legal coverage on the carriage of dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods include flammable substances such as petrol, LPG and compressed air cylinders, and must be carried in accordance with Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) regulations.  Small quantities (up to five litres) of petrol or diesel can be carried in private vehicles, which are not in commercial use. If you are travelling with small quantities (up to five litres) then we do not require 24 hours notice or a Dangerous Goods Note (DGN), however, please declare the fuel at the port on arrival. 

We reserve the right to inspect any vehicle presented for shipment and can refuse to convey it if the regulations are being contravened. 

Example of Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form [81KB]

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