This policy shall be read with Eurotunnel’s Conditions of Carriage
This policy regulates the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (part 1), Hazardous Goods (part 2) and Hazardous Articles (part 3).
"Dangerous Goods" means any product, substance, material,
article or item, capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety,
property or the environment and which is classified under the ADR Regulations
or any other Regulation in force by either Eurotunnel or Competent Authorities
and/or specific provisions included in international treaties, duly ratified by
the UK and/or France.
Carriage of Dangerous Goods is regulated by and permitted only in accordance
with the ADR/RID Regulations, this policy on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods
and any other applicable Regulations.
Goods are only permitted on freight Shuttles.
Carriage of Dangerous Goods regulated by ADR/RID Regulations (including those
that meet the limited load exemptions) must be declared by the Customer to
Eurotunnel prior to Carriage.
Customer must, for all Dangerous Goods, specify the UN number, ADR/RID
references (class, packing group and classification code if required), the
official ADR/RID name of the substance, the quantity (as a volume, gross mass
or net mass as appropriate) and details of the packaging.
Goods being carried under the ADR/RID limited quantity, excepted quantity or
any other special provisions, which do not need documentation, do not need to
be declared to Eurotunnel. If however
these Dangerous Goods are declared, a full ADR/RID declaration must be
Customer must ensure that Dangerous Goods presented for Carriage conform with
all Regulations in force.
“Hazardous Goods” means any goods for personal use described as
hazardous by ADR, and/or which by their nature or the method by which they are
transported are, in Eurotunnel’s sole opinion, liable to present a threat or
hazard to the security and/or safety of Shuttle operations.
2.1 The Carriage of Hazardous Goods is subject to the prohibitions
and restrictions set out in this policy and Eurotunnel’s Conditions of Carriage.
2.2 Hazardous Goods being carried for commercial purposes or
classified as Commercial Goods are considered as Dangerous Goods and can only
be carried on freight Shuttles.
Carriage of Hazardous Goods intended for personal or domestic use including for
leisure or sporting activities is permitted on passenger Shuttles.
2.4 Carriage of the following Hazardous Goods is PROHIBITED:
(Oxy-acetylene) and toxic gases;
2.4.2 Vehicles powered by or which run on
Hazardous Goods including Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) (Butane or Propane),
Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or any other flammable
2.5 The Carriage of certain other Hazardous Goods is RESTRICTED:
2.5.1 The Carriage of gas containers must be declared to Eurotunnel by the Customer.
All gas containers carried on passenger Shuttles will be checked by
2.5.2 Cylinders and tanks, and appliances
powered by gas must be switched off or disabled during Carriage;
2.5.3 Leaking or inadequately secured
cylinders, tanks or appliances will not be accepted for Carriage;
2.5.4 Empty or part empty cylinders will
be considered to be full unless they have been purged (cleaned). There is no restriction on the number of
empty and cleaned cylindersthat
may be carried. To be accepted
for Carriage the Customer must produce a cleaning certificate;
gas containers, cylinders and appliances containing LPG, LNG, CNG or BP Gas
Light, or any other flammable gas must be declared by the Customer;
2.5.6 The maximum
permitted volume and quantity of flammable gas cylinders and tanks per
-For portable containers (cylinders/bottles,
etc): Maximum of 47kg per cylinder and no more than 50kg per Vehicle if more
than 1 container;
-For fixed containers (tanks): Maximum of
47kg per container and no more than 50kg per Vehicle if more than 1 container;
containers must be no more than 80% full. The capacity of the container will be
checked by Eurotunnel staff.
for medical use: For example oxygen, nitrogen, helium and argon: are
permitted for Carriage. There is no
specific limit on the volume of gases for medical use or number of cylinders
that can be carried.
2.5.8 Nitrous Oxide:There is no
specific limit on the volume or number of cylinders that can be carried.
2.5.9 Nitrogen / CO2:There is no
specific limit on the volume or number of cylinders that can be carried. Tyres
inflated by Nitrogen/CO2 are accepted for Carriage in the same way as any
normally inflated tyre.
gases for leisure, domestic or personal
purposes. Gases used for scuba diving (compressed air/argon), for
inflating balloons (helium), for welding (carbon dioxide/CO2) or any other
non-flammable/non-toxic gas, for example, nitrogen, may be accepted for
Carriage. There is no specific limit on
the volume or number of cylinders that can be carried.
2.5.11 Fire Extinguishers: There is no
specific limit on the volume or number of fire extinguishers that can be
2.5.12 Fuel:The maximum permissible
quantity of liquid fuel (petrol, diesel or biofuel) that can be carried in
portable reserve fuel containers on board a passenger Shuttle per Vehicle, is
containers: 3 x 10 litres
containers: 1 x 20 litres
total maximum amount is 30 litres.
combination of containers may be used so long as each container size does not
exceed the maximum allowed for that type and the total does not exceed 30
2.5.13 The Carriage
a) fuel in any
greater quantity than that specified in 2.5.12 above; or
containers that have previously contained fuel and have not been cleaned;
must be declared as Dangerous Goods to
Eurotunnel and carried on freight Shuttles.
“Hazardous Articles” means any items which by
their nature or the method by which they are transported are, in Eurotunnel’s
sole opinion, liable to present a threat or hazard to the safety or security of
Shuttle operations. Hazardous Articles
include but are not limited to fireworks, firearms, explosives and weapons of
3.1 The Carriage of Hazardous Articles is subject to
prohibitions and restrictions.
The Carriage of fireworks, flares and
pyrotechnics is PROHIBITED
3.1.2 Firearms: the Carriage of Firearms is
(including sporting weapons) are not permitted for Carriage unless accompanied
by a valid firearms or shotgun certificate(s) corresponding to the weapon(s)
must be declared to Eurotunnel staff at check-in, and/or as otherwise directed.
Before Carriage, Firearms must be disabled by
removing the bolt, magazine or other vital operating part. Such parts must be kept separate from the
firearms and concealed from view.
Firearms and parts must be stored securely at all times.
3.1.3 Ammunition: The Carriage of ammunition
is RESTRICTED. The quantity of ammunition carried must be
kept to a minimum. Ammunition must be stored securely and
separately from any firearm and concealed from view.
3.1.4 Explosives: The Carriage of explosives
3.1.5 Weapons: The Carriage of weapons of
any kind is RESTRICTED.
Vehicle carrying Firearms, ammunition, explosives or weapons must be presented
for a security check in accordance with the Channel Tunnel Security Order 1994.
Eurotunnel reserves the right to refuse Carriage to any Vehicle that may in
Eurotunnel’s sole opinion, present a risk to the health, safety or security of
other passengers, staff or Shuttle operations.
information relating to the Carriage of Hazardous Articles is available on
Eurotunnel’s website: http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/site-information/firearms/
4.1 The Customer is liable for any damage or
injury caused by the Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Goods or Hazardous Articles
other than as a result of Eurotunnel’s negligence.
4.2 Eurotunnel accepts Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Goods and
Hazardous Articles for Carriage subject to:
4.2.1 Compliance by the Customer with all Regulations
and any other directions given by Eurotunnel relating to their Carriage; and
4.2.2 A full indemnity from the Customer against any
direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by Eurotunnel or any
third party resulting from the Carriage of such goods.
Personal Belongings that may, in Eurotunnel’s sole discretion, be categorised
as Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Goods or Hazardous Articles shall only be
accepted for Carriage in accordance with this policy and Eurotunnel’s
Conditions of Carriage.
shall have no obligation to accept any Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Goods or
Hazardous Articles for Carriage.