Calmac website search form

Explore the

West coast

Buy your tickets now

Please Read - Important Advanced Passenger Information update
Journey Planner
Access to ferry, bus and rail travel information
Public Transport Journey Planner
Back to Commercial Vehicles

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. 

How useful was this content?
3 / 5
average from 6 votes
Tell us your rating
Tell us your rating
Close Don't show again