It is critical you ensure all loads comply with the IMDG code.
Please note: Required separation of 3M or 6M means separation from the entire unit, not within the unit.
All Commercial Vehicles carrying dangerous goods will be inspected at the terminal prior to being allocated a place on board, and once on board, a secondary check will be carried out by the loading deck mate. The checks will ensure:
If a vehicle does not meet the requirements stated above, Interislander will refuse passage.
When completing the dangerous goods manifest, you must ensure the following fields are completed:
Passport will prompt you to complete the required fields.
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all people involved in our operations – including employees, contractors, clients, partners and passengers. This also extends to the environment we interact with as part of our business.
Transporting dangerous goods across the Cook Strait is subject to the regulations of the Maritime Safety Authority. You are required to ensure your goods comply with the following regulations:
Before accepting any cargo on board the vessel, our Masters and Officers who manage the cargo decks check that all cargo has the relevant certification and placarding to ensure it meets the IMDG code as required by Maritime New Zealand.
Health and safety is our priority and Interislander’s PCBU officers carry out their duties to ensure they have eliminated as many risks as far as is reasonably practicable as per the NZ HSE Act 2015.
Where it’s not reasonably practicable to eliminate health and safety risks, our officers will look to minimise the risks. Interislander requires all commercial vehicle customers to ensure 100% compliance to the regulations stated above before arriving at our terminals.
Training is mandatory for all those involved in the transport chain of dangerous goods by sea. This applies to consignors, shippers and forwarders, container packers and consolidators, shipping line operations and booking staff, stevedores and port staff. Details and guidance on the requirements are in the IMDG chapter 1.3.
For more information visit www.imdge-learning.com
Category A dangerous goods are permitted to be carried on passenger sailings, with the exclusion of radioactive material which is limited to Aratere sailings only.
Category D & E dangerous goods are limited to our freight only sailings. For any enquiries, please call 0800 660 670.
We operate machinery and plant at our terminals and onboard our ferries that has the potential to cause notifiable injuries and illnesses.
To help you stay safe, please read the Interislander CV Safety Briefing and familiarise yourself with the hazards and the appropriate controls at our terminals and on board the ferries.
Please be on the lookout for the Personal Protective Equipment Zones in the commercial vehicles area of the Picton and Wellington terminals. Hi Vis clothing to AS/NZS4602 standards and safety footwear is mandatory in these zones.