Hazardous cargo

Calais - Sheerness

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Sailing time: 5 hours


Monday 23:59
Tuesday 23:59
Wednesday 23:59
Thursday 23:59
Friday 23:59
Saturday 23:59


Tuesday 04:00
Wednesday 04:00
Thursday 04:00
Friday 04:00
Saturday 04:00
Sunday 04:00

Important: Our unaccompanied freight service will be reinstated; a dedicated vessel (Botnia Seaways) operating on this route will have its first sailing from Calais to Sheerness at 23:59pm on Monday 14th March.

Cut-off times

Standard trailers: 90 minutes before departure

Hazardous units: 4 hours before departure

Plug-in/Running fridges: 4 hours before departure

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Service charges

MGO BAF Charges

April 2022
3.45 €/Lmn
2.88 £/Lmn

May 2022
4.29 €/Lmn
3.58 £/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

Read more about the IMDG CodeHazardous Cargo Guidance

Abnormal loads

  • We can accept some stowage D&E (please contact our reservations team for additional information at
  • 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.

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