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Sailing time: 90 minutes

Mon-Fri

00:45
02:40
04:10
05:50
07:40
09:10
10:35
12:25
13:45
15:10
17:00
18:20
19:50
21:35
23:05

Sat

00:45
02:40
04:10
05:50
07:40
09:10
10:35
12:25
13:45
15:10
17:00
18:20
19:50
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Sun

00:45
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07:40
09:10
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12:25
13:45
15:10
17:00
18:20
19:50
21:35
23:05

Cut-off times

Driver-accompanied transport: 2 hours prior

Unaccompanied trailers*: 2 hours prior

Hazardous units: 2 hours prior

Abnormal loads: 2 hours prior

Livestock: 2 hours prior

*see procedure for drop-off and collection of unaccompanied trailers

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Priority lane service

During the busy periods, a limited amount of vessel space will be available to freight customers who are willing to pay an additional fee of €20 or £20 to depart on an earlier sailing.

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Information concerning the shipment of horses

As of January 1st, horses will be subject to Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks (SPS). Therefore, all freight customers shipping horses will be required to make an appointment with the Border Control Post (BCP) 72 hours prior to shipment when shipping from Dover-Calais using this link.

If the appointment has not been undertaken, the horses will not be permitted to enter EU territory and will be diverted back to the UK. Therefore, we have updated our Animal Shipment Policy to ensure that the shipment of animals are pre-advised 72 hours prior to shipment, in line with the new requirements.

For further information, please email dover.fbookings@dfds.com.

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DFDS App

The new DFDS App gives you live updates on the Eastern Channel and check-in status for sailings between Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk. It is available in 13 languages for iPhone and Android.

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Security advice

We have worked to improve our security by installing double security fencing to the whole perimeter of the Calais terminal, which complies with the ISPS regulations. Therefore, along with the additional number of security personnel and improved camera systems, DFDS continue to support prevention of clandestine activity as much as we possibly can. You can see more information below:

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Let us help with hazardous

We know that shipping hazardous goods can be an administrative burden. It shouldn’t be - which is why we offer the following:

• Hazardous DGN pre shipment advisement service

• Hazardous labels available to purchase at the port

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While on board

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Get more benefits with the Freight Drivers Club

Are you a freight driver travelling on one of our Eastern Channel routes? Join the Road Kings Freight Drivers Club and get 15% off on-board purchases, mystery gifts and other exclusive offers.

When travelling with us, drivers can also enjoy:

  • Access to our dedicated Road Kings lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free shower facilities
  • A tasty, filling meal, fit for a King!
  • Onboard purchase of AGES Euro-vignette certificates, UK HGV Levy and Dart Toll, among several other benefits.

Service charges

MGO BAF Charges

July 2021
0.69 €/Lmn
0.59 £/Lmn

August 2021
0.87 €/Lmn
0.74 £/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

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Abnormal loads

Any request for exceeding dimensions will have to be subject to examination and approval by the technical department of the Port (48 hours before departure). Vehicles in excess of the dimensions below are classified as Out Of Gauge and are subject to Port's approval.

  • Width: 3m
  • Length: 20m
  • Weight: 44t
  • Height: 4.45m

Please note that if the minimum ground clearance is below 0.3m, please email dover.fbookings@dfds.com for guidance as approval may be required.

For an OOG form, please click on the link: Abnormal Load Form 2020

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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