Customer Advisory: Hazardous Cargo Surcharge

What is the surcharge and why is it applicable?

Safety is Geest Line’s number one priority when it comes to shipping your cargo. It is essential that all the team involved in the shipping of your cargo are safe at all times.

The surcharge is applied when transporting goods by sea that have been classified by the UN as Hazardous. This is in accordance with the IMDG code (International Marine Dangerous Goods code).

The surcharge relates to the additional administration and handling required for planning the goods at the terminal and onboard the ship ensuring safety throughout the journey.

What cargo does it apply to?

The hazardous surcharge is applicable to ALL cargo that is classified as hazardous. This includes vehicles that have not had the fuel tank drained and the battery disconnected and are containerised.

What is the rate?

The current tariff* rates USD

Full Load Containers $200

Geest Line are here to help and support you, if you have any comments or feedback, please contact the Geest Line customer service team on

Tel: +44 (0) 1489 873500

Or email [email protected]

We look forward to speaking with you.

Geest Line Customer Service Team  

*Current tariff applicable 01/07/2020

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