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
In 2018, the Calais, France terminal operation of P&O
purchased an additional Hazcheck Online licence.
Jean-Philippe Delacourt, customer operations
manager at the terminal said, "We are pleased to be using Hazcheck
Online in Calais. We hope to be able to offer the same level of
service to our customers as the Dover operation and ensure
consistency between the terminals."
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.