Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials
Carriage of Dangerous Goods
City Link is not a Licensed ADR Dangerous Goods carrier and as such is only permitted to carry Dangerous Goods that are classed as 'Limited Quantities' - 'Excepted Quantities' or those that are otherwise officially 'exempt' as described by current legislation. City Link may occasionally carry other types of Dangerous Goods and for further advice and guidance please contact our Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Steve Pain firstname.lastname@example.org
For safety and security new customers, consignors or 'shippers' wishing to send Dangerous Goods via City Link must first be approved by the Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) email@example.com before carriage can take place.
The sender or 'shipper' of the goods must notify City Link in advance when sending Dangerous Goods in 'Limited Quantities'. Notification must be in a traceable format, and include the exact weight of Goods being dispatched.
The sender or 'shipper' of the goods is responsible for correctly identifying; packaging, marking and labelling all consignments of Dangerous Goods as required by regulations. Failure to do so may constitute a statutory offence.
Package marking and labelling – The new style Limited Quantity package mark
The latest Regulations have introduced a new style Limited Quantity mark for display on packages. For UK Mainland road transport under ADR 2011 requirements this mark may be used from now and becomes fully mandatory from 30th June 2015. For journeys involving sea crossings under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code (IMDG) this mark may be used from now and becomes fully mandatory from 1st January 2012. Please note: - the mark has a minimum size of 100mm X 100mm and the UN number is no longer displayed, although certain items may require text displayed elsewhere on the package – e.g. 'UN1950 AEROSOLS'.
The old style Limited Quantity Package Mark
The old style ‘Limited Quantity’ package mark seen below is a neutral colour diamond shape (minimum size 100mmx100mm) containing the Specific UN number for the substance preceded by the letters ‘UN’. This mark must be displayed on the outside of the package.
Example old style package markings are illustrated below and may still be used until the new markings become mandatory.
- (Fig A) Package containing one single substance of UN1987
- (Fig B) Package containing items of different UN numbers may display all of the UN numbers inside a single diamond shaped mark.
UK Offshore Consignments
Consignments of Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities for UK Offshore destinations are subject to the requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and may be subject to a minimum 24 hour delay due to ferry and port authority requirements. This is unavoidable and beyond our control.
Some Ferry companies do not permit the shipment of certain categories of Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (D&E) shippers should check with the DGSA prior to dispatch.
For Dangerous Goods to UK Offshore Islands (Including the Irish Republic) the shipper must provide a signed Dangerous Goods Declaration containing a fully detailed description of the goods. Copies should be attached to the package with the original document given to the driver collecting the goods. A scanned image may be e-mailed to your local depot – this would be helpful.
Incorrectly completed or illegible documents may result in your consignment being rejected
Please note: City Link does not transport dangerous goods by aircraft.
Examples of Fully Regulated ADR Goods Package Labels
Some Examples of fully regulated ADR Dangerous Goods packages labels are shown below:
These are a few examples and there are many more. Consult the City Link DGSA for advice.
Further information on the carriage of Dangerous Goods may be viewed on the Health and Safety Executive Website: - www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/index.htm
Although there is no official format for this document, an example of a Dangerous Goods Declaration for shipments of Dangerous Goods to UK Offshore destinations can be found at the following link. Completion of this document must be accurate and legible.
Download the DGN and Completion guide (PDF 123KB).
Packages containing receptacles of liquids must display orientation ‘arrows up’ marks on two opposing sides of the package.
For further guidelines please refer to our full Terms and Conditions (PDF 146 KB)
Or contact our Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor:
Steve Pain DGSA
Tel: 07702 313 367 (09.00 - 17.30)
Tel: 07789 547 797 (out of office hours - strictly for Dangerous Goods emergencies only)
The information contained on this web page and attachments is provided as a guide only and is not to be regarded as legal advice. City Link accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information displayed in this document. The ‘shipper’ or sender of the goods must ensure that they correctly identify, package, mark and label all consignments of Dangerous Goods, they must provide any required documentation and identify marine pollutants if and where required.