Calais - Tilbury freight shipping


Reefer trailer

Hazardous cargo

Mobile machine


Calais - Tilbury

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Sailing time: 5 hours


Monday 22:30
Tuesday 22:30
Wednesday 22:30
Thursday 22:30
Friday 22:30
Sunday 22:30


Monday 06:00
Tuesday 06:00
Wednesday 06:00
Thursday 06:00
Friday 06:00
Saturday 06:00

*To support operational efficiencies the close down time for units shipping on the Sunday 22:30 hrs, will be 21:30 hrs Saturday

Cut-off times

Standard trailers: 2 hours before departure

Hazardous units: 3 hours before departure

Plug-in/Running fridges: 2 hours before departure

Customs Processes, Tilbury-Calais

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Service charges

MGO BAF Charges

September 2023
2.61 €/Lmn
2.24 £/Lmn

October 2023
315 €/Lmn
2.7 £/Lmn

What is MGO BAF?

The MGO BAF, or Marine Gas Oil Bunker Adjustment Factor, compensates for fluctuations in the price of a ship's fuel.

If the price rises above a certain level, a surcharge will be applied. If the price drops below a certain level, a reduction in the surcharge will be applied.

MGO BAF Eastern Channel charge

The MGO BAF for the Eastern Channel is charged on a per unit basis. For further information or to request a monthly email update please contact the Eastern Channel Freight Sales department.

Hazardous and abnormal loads

Pictogram representing GHS hazard divisions 1.1-1.3, explosives

Explosives 1.4

Pictogram with a black flame on a red background, representing GHS hazard 2.1, flammable gasses

Flammable gases 2

Pictogram with a black flame on a red background, representing GHS hazard Division 3, flammable liquids

Flammable liquids 3

GHS hazard pictogram showing division 4 (flammable solids)

Flammable solids 4

Pictogram representing GHS hazard Division 5.1, oxidizing substances

Oxidizing substances 5.1

Pictogram with a skull symbol representing GHS hazard Division 6.1, toxic substances

Toxic substances 6

Pictogram representing GHS hazard class 8, corrosive substances

Corrosive substances 8

Pictogram with a black lines on a white background, representing GHS hazard class 9, miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles

Miscellaneous dangerous substances 9

Hazardous goods

  • We can accept some stowage D&E (please contact our reservations team for additional information at tilbury.fbookings@dfds.com).
  • The shipment of hazardous goods must be pre-advised 24 hours in advance.
  • Trailers loaded with hazardous goods are NOT permitted to be left standing for over 12 hours on either terminal.
  • Please be advised that the new IMDG amdt 41-22 will be compulsory from the 1st January 2024. For your guidance, you can find a summary of the changes here.

Frequently asked questions

Visit our support pages for additional information about surcharges, terms & conditions, hazardous goods, DFDS' environmental impact, booking systems and more.

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