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Booking flow consists of 5 steps:

  • Route selection/li>
  • Goods type
  • Vehicle type
  • Passenger details
  • Confirmation & payment

Once you have paid for the booking you will receive a waybill number. Using your waybill number - you can go to the port anytime during the booking validity period - and check in.

Mon - Fri: 8.00am – 5.00pm UK time

Mon - Fri: 8.00am – 5.00pm UK time

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Freight Charge:
The price for the freight vehicle.

Bunker Adjustment Fuel/Fuel surcharge. Reviewed every month against the cost of low sulphur fuel.

2 passenger is already included in the price.

Passenger Charges:
£19 and €25 per person.



Looking for a safe and efficient way to transport abnormal load goods? At P&O Freight, our freight ferries are designed to carry a wide range of out of gauge shipments. With over 180 years of experience in navigating the seas, you can rely on P&O Freight to transport your goods smoothly between the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe.

Check the height, width, and weight requirements for your out of gauge shipments below.

Abnormal Load Shipping

Abnormal Load Shipping

For Abnormal load (out of gauge) shipments on our Dover - Calais route, please download this form, fill it out and email it back to freightops.dover@poferries.com (for shipments from Dover) or freightops.calais@poferries.com (for shipments from Calais) at least 24 hours before you travel.

The maximum widths that we can accept on our vessels are as follows:

Dover-Calais - 6.70m
 - 6.00m
Hull-Zeebrugge - 6.00m
Teesport-Zeebrugge - 6.00m
Teesport-Europoort - 6.00m

Tilbury-Zeebrugge - 6.00m
Cairnryan-Larne - 4.90m
Liverpool-Dublin - 5.20m

Cargo shipping loads wider than 2.5m incur additional charges. On our Irish Sea and North Sea routes, loads wider than 3m require special arrangement, and therefore need to be booked direct with the relevant freight office.

The maximum heights are as follows:

Dover-Calais - 4.80m
Hull-Rotterdam - 7.00m
Hull-Zeebrugge - 4.20m
Teesport-Rotterdam - 6.9m
Teesport-Zeebrugge - 7.00m
Tilbury-Zeebrugge - 6.00m
Cairnryan-Larne - 5.20m
Liverpool-Dublin - 6.80m

The maximum weights are as follows:

Dover-Calais - 44 ton (72 ton upon special arrangement)
Hull-Europoort - 170 ton
Hull-Zeebrugge - 170 ton
Teesport-Zeebrugge - 170 ton
Teesport-Europoort - 170 ton

Tilbury-Zeebrugge - 80 ton (150 ton upon special arrangement)
Cairnryan-Larne - 125 ton
Liverpool-Dublin - 160 ton

Abnormal load freight shipments heavier than 50 ton incur additional charges on our Irish Sea routes and loads in excess of 100 ton incur additional charges on all routes. On our Irish Sea, North Sea, and Tilbury routes, loads heavier than 50 ton require special arrangement, and therefore need to be booked direct with the relevant freight office for our P&O out-of-gauge freight services.


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