Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods can cause harm or damage to people, animals, the environment or materials. These goods are classified according to their properties. The United Nations regulations define 9 different classes of dangerous goods. Based on the properties of the goods, they can also be assigned a so-called subsidiary risk. While loading dangerous goods together, classes and any subsidiary risks and special regulations will always have to be observed. 

We are not allowed to transport goods of class 1, exception 1.4S. We do not transport goods of class 7. For further information please contact our cargo booking.

The transport of dangerous goods is regulated, besides the national regulations, by international rules and agreements as follows:

Maritime transports: IMDG code and Road transports: ADR (VAK)

Wasaline observes the latest versions in force of these regulations.

The transport of dangerous goods will be carried out in accordance with the MoU(Baltic Sea).


Bookings for a vehicle loaded with dangerous goods must be made with the Wasaline Cargo Booking Office well in advance before shipping. While making a booking, the following information hasto be given: the accurate technical name of dangerous goods (Proper Shipping Name; trade names will not be accepted), UN number, class, packaging group and any possible subsidiary risks. This information mustbe given also when goods are transported in limited quantity.

A declaration has to be made on classified goods using a separate document “Multimodal Dangerous Goods Declaration/Dangerous Goods Declaration”, the documents must be delivered to the freight check-in area at the port of departure no later than two hours before the scheduled departure of the vessel. If the original documents are sent after the cargo has been dispatched and they will not reach the port before the departure, you can sendus copies of the documents to arrive beforehand which has to be signed and delivered to the Wasaline Cargo Booking Office ([email protected]), before shipping. The document mustalsobe shown at the cargo check-in. The original version of the document has to be shown on request. While transporting goods according to ADR/RID regulations, besides the road transport documents, also a container/vehicle Packing Certificate Form has to be presented.


The consigner shall ensure that when the vehicle/cargo unit is brought to the harbour, it is marked in accordance with the applicable shipping regulations. Also vehicles/cargo units loaded with goods to be reported in limited quantities or in exempted quantities must be marked.

IMO or ADR classified goods must not be stored within Wasaline’s harbour area. Vehicles/cargo units must be picked up/dropped off at the harbour at the time of unloading/loading the vessel. If needed, our experts at the Cargo Booking Office and in harbours are pleased to give you more information on the transport of classified goods.