Dangerous goods - I have a cargo of dangerous goods. Can I use your service?
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 are updated as regulations change. Currently the only form which complies with present legislation is the SITPRO '99 or later.
SITPRO DGNs may be available from the following suppliers:
Formecon Services - 01270 500800
Lonsdale Business Forms - 01933 228855
LT Printing - 0151 647 8006
Regent Print Group - 01484 530789
Stationery Office - 04603 530789
Tate Freight Forms - 01908 221162
Vehicles carrying dangerous goods should display placards on both sides and the rear of the vehicle corresponding to the label for the class of goods being carried.
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. We reserve the right to inspect any vehicle presented for shipment and can refuse to convey it if the regulations are being contravened.