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Dangerous Goods

Red Funnel is able to handle and ship dangerous cargoes that are permitted on passenger vehicle ferries. Please review the requirements below and submit the necessary information 24 hours prior to shipment to ensure timely clearance. 

Shipping Dangerous Goods With Red Funnel

We can legally transport by sea classes 1-9, subject to restrictions, and we offer freight-only sailings for prohibited substances such as bulk petrol and propane. Staff are experienced with dangerous goods movement regulations and fully qualified DGSAs are employed. Our ferry terminals are spacious, with dedicated hard-standing for hazardous loads.

Please email our Freight Centre with the following information no less than 24 hours before departure. The original Red Funnel Dangerous Goods Note must be handed in at the port of departure upon check-in.

  • UN Number
  • Class of Goods
  • Net Weight
  • Gross Weight
  • Type of Packaging + Packaging Group
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Flashpoint (if applicable) 

To comply with The Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods And Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1990, Dangerous, Toxic and/or Hazardous Loads must be declared at the time of booking and on Consignment Notes completed at check-in.

How to make you Declaration: Notification needs to be made by forwarding a copy of your Red Funnel Dangerous Goods Note to our Freight Centre. This must be emailed 24 hours before departure; the original must be handed in at the port of departure upon check in.

Download Dangerous Goods Notice - Southampton to East Cowes

Download Dangerous Goods Notice - East Cowes to Southampton

Once completed, please email to [email protected]

Freight FAQ

Yes, booking in advance is strongly recommended but it is possible to book on arrival, subject to availability of  freight space.

You’ll need outward and return travel dates/times, total vehicle length (including tractor unit if applicable), payload, details of any dangerous goods, credit account number and purchase order or debit/credit card details.

Vans/commercial vehicles up to 8m in length and 4.9m in height can be booked online. To book larger freight vehicles or make a booking amendment/cancellation please give us a call on +44(0)1983 681336 or use our online booking enquiry form.

30-60 minutes before departure (not more than 60 minutes at peak times)

No, customers with adhoc shipments can make and pay for bookings using a debit/credit card by calling the Freight Centre - there are no credit card surcharges. Credit account facilities are available for frequent customers.

A non-credit account will be created for customers when booking for the first time.
Credit accounts are available for businesses trading for at least two years who are intent on spending in excess of £2k per annum with Red Funnel.
Other types of account are also available - please contact us for more information.

If you need to cancel or amend your freight booking, please call the Freight Department in advance of travel on 01983 681336 with your booking reference to hand.

Yes, Red Funnel carry a wide variety of hazardous cargoes for more information please speak to our Hazardous Co-ordinators on 01983 681336.