P&O Ferries is one of the largest ferry
operators in Europe, carrying over 1.85 million freight units a
year on 550 sailings a week on 9 separate routes between the UK and
Belgium, France, Holland and Ireland.
The freight units include driver-accompanied vehicles,
unaccompanied trailers, containers, bulk liquid and powder
containers and temperature controlled units. The fleet includes 10
dedicated freight ships allowing the regular transport of drop
units, lift units and abnormal loads. Freight-only sailings also
offer more capacity for dangerous goods traffic and a wider range
of transported DG products than passenger sailings.
P&O Ferries has grown over 40 years to its current
operations level and for half that time has used Hazcheck systems
in its computerised cargo acceptance and management. In fact,
P&O was the first to introduce computerised IMDG Code checking
at the busy check-in desks at Dover.
Today, P&O Ferries uses
Hazcheck Online for DG pre-acceptance screening. Sue
Mackenzie, ports director, says, "At P&O Ferries we
are committed to providing a safe, reliable and high-quality
service, and our continuous search for improvement will help ensure
we remain a leading freight operator. Hazcheck systems support this
service to dangerous goods shippers in the tight schedules that our
customers' business demands and to the safety standards built into
all our operations."
Hazcheck Online is a subscription-based internet facility for
shippers, forwarders and agents worldwide. It displays key
information, validates a mixed load for IMDG Code segregation
compliance, and displays relevant packaging options. A
Dangerous Goods Note can be produced in PDF format.