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GENERAL INFORMATION

Manhole covers

Manhole covers, hoods and other openings of tanks, MEGCs (even of empty uncleaned loading units) must always be properly closed (4.3.2.3.3 RID/ADR and danger of short-circuits).

Special provision 640X

Where substances with this special provision are transported in ADR/RID tanks, the words "Special provision 640X" must be indicated on the shipping order/transport documentation (CIM), with the X being the corresponding letter from column (6) of Table 3.2 ADR / RID.

Fireworks (special provision 645 ADR/RID)

Please note that the following information must be provided in the bill of freight when transporting fireworks of UN numbers 0333, 0334, 0335, 0336 and 0337: "CLASSIFICATION RECOGNIZED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OF ..... (state referred to in special provision 645 of section 3.3.1)" (reference: 5.4.1.2.1 g) ADR and RID). Without this entry there will be delays in the transportation of your consignments. Special provision 645 (ADR / RID) states: "The classification code as mentioned in Column (3b) of Table A of Chapter 3.2 shall be used only with the approval of the competent authority of a Contracting Party to ADR prior to carriage."

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GERMANY

Lübeck-Nordlandkai

For all shipments via Lübeck-Nordlandkai, the delivery note required by Lübecker Hafengesellschaft (LHG) (to be ordered by fax from +49/451/7900-105) must be delivered either at the departure terminal or directly to LHG by the carrier’s office.

Neuss-Hessentor terminal 

At present no substances of Class 1 (explosive substances) or Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.

Dortmund terminal

At present no substances of Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal. In the case of Class 1 (explosive substances) transports, please contact the Hazardous Goods department beforehand.

Duisburg-Ruhrort Hafen DUSS terminal 

At present no substances of Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.

Duisburg-Ruhrort Hafen DeCeTe terminal 

At present no substances of Class 1 (explosive substances) or Class 7 (radioactive materials) can be shipped to, from and via this terminal.

 

 


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INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT

Baltic via ports of Kiel, Lübeck and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.

Belgium

No hazardous goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) and Class 7 (radioactive materials) may be brought into the Antwerp Main Hub terminal. 
No hazardous goods of Class 2 (gases) may be brought into the port of Antwerp. The Antwerp Main Hub terminal is licensed for Class 2.

Denmark

For shipments through the Storebælt Tunnel to Høje Taastrup, goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5,000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit.

Finland

For all shipments to Finland via Lübeck-Nordlandkai, the delivery note required by Lübecker Hafengesellschaft (LHG) (to be ordered by fax from +49/451/7900-105) must be delivered either at the departure terminal or directly to LHG by the carrier’s offce.

Finland via Kiel, Lübeck and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.

France

Hazardous goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) may only be transported after prior consultation with the Hazardous Goods department.

Greece via Italy (ship)

At present we do not offer any shipping route on which hazardous goods can be transported.

Hungary

In Hungary, official approval must be obtained in advance for transports of Class 1 (explosive substances). Shipments must be accompanied on MÀV legs, the staff to be provided by the customer. Please send applications for approval to the following address:

ORFK Közbiztonsági Fõigazgatosag, Igazgatárendészeti Föosztály, Rendésteti Osztály, HU 1903 Budapest, PF. 314/15.

The permit must be with the loading unit when it arrives at the terminal in Germany.

Italy

In general, loading units with hazardous goods must be collected on the day of arrival and not delivered until the day of departure.

For hazardous goods transports to and from the Sicilian terminals using the San Giovanni - Messina v.v. ferry, loading units must be marked in accordance with the regulations of chapter 5.3 RID/ADR. This ferry does not run according to the IMDG Code.

The Italian government has licensed only a few terminals for hazardous goods of Class 1 (explosive substances):

-> via Austria: For transports via Austria, carriers can use Brescia and Verona Q.E and, on gateway routes via Verona, the Bari Scalo Ferruccio, Bologna, Brindisi, Catania and Maddaloni (Marcianise) terminals.

-> via Switzerland: For transports to Italy via Switzerland, carriers can use the Milano-Certosa and -Rogoredo terminal and Trento (Roncafort) terminal. However, bear in mind that running times may be prolonged because controls on the Swiss/Italian border are very meticulous. Transit approval from the Swiss authorities is also required. You must contact the Hazardous Goods department before shipping!

The terminal Busto (Gallerate) is closed for transports of UN 1040 (Ethylene Oxide).

Hazardous goods of Class 7 (radioactive materials) must not be transported to Italy without prior consultation with the Hazardous Goods department.

Macedonia

Substances of Classes 1 (explosive substances) and 7 (radioactive substances) may not be transported from and to Skopje Tovorna terminal.

Netherlands

Substances of Class 1 (explosive substances) can only be transported to/from Rotterdam-Maasvlakte (MVT) via Dortmund terminal (class 1.3 / 1.4). To/from Rotterdam RSC it also can be transported via Duisburg-Ruhrort DUSS terminal. When transporting weapons or ammunition to/from the Netherlands a 'Consent'  must accompany the unit. You must contact the Hazardous Goods department before shipping!

Norway via Denmark

For shipments to Norway through the Storebælt and Øresund Tunnel, goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5.000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit. However, the limit is only 1.000 kg for subclasses 1.1 and 1.5.

Norway via Kiel, Lübeck-Skandinavienkai and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. These depend, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.

Serbia

The Belgrade terminal is not currently licensed for shipments with hazardous goods.

Slovenia

Goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) cannot be transported to the Ljubljana KT terminal. Adriakombi offers the alternative of handling these substances in sidings.

Spain/Portugal

There are strict regulations governing the transportation by rail and road of substances of Class 1 (explosive substances).

Silla/Valencia: This terminal is not currently licensed for shipments with hazardous goods. We offer Constantí (Tarragona) and Murcia as alternatives.

Sweden via Denmark

For shipments to Sweden through the Storebælt and Øresund Tunnel, goods of Class 1 (explosive substances) must contain no more than 5.000 kg net explosive mass per loading unit. However, the limit is only 1.000 kg for subclasses 1.1 and 1.5.

Sweden via Kiel, Lübeck-Skandinavienkai and Rostock

Shipping lines impose a variety of restrictions on the transportation of almost all hazardous goods classes. This depends, among other factors, on whether dedicated cargo ferries or passenger ferries are used, whether the transport is being run on the basis of the IMDG Code or the Baltic Sea Memorandum, the type of ship and the hazardous goods policy of the relevant shipping line.

Turkey

For shipments between Germany - Ljubljana - TR-Halkali Class 1 (explosive substances) and Class 7 (radioactive substances) aren't allowed.

 

 


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