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Dangerous Cargo

Dangerous goods may not be stored within the Port of Gothenburg area including APM Terminals Gothenburg AB; they may be handled only as part of their transportation. General requirements related to dangerous goods in the Port of Gothenburg can be found on the Port of Gothenburg website. 

Limited time in terminal

Depending on class, the allowed time in terminal is limited as below: 


Dangerous goods declarations

Dangerous goods declarations should be emailed to before the container is delivered to the terminal. The mail must include Dangerous Goods Declaration and Container number.


For larger quantities dangerous goods, or dangerous goods that may entail special risk or covers a larger number of the same UN number, the terminal must make prior contact with The Port Authority/Port Control in good time as possible.

You also need to pre-announce to the terminal if you a larger number of simultaneous devices (>20) with the same UN number, we require pre-announcement by mail to a week prior to arrival. This enables us to prepare the terminal in advance. Such amounts need to be accepted by the terminal. The following information is required:

  • Date when the dangerous goods will arrive at the terminal
  • Import/Export
  • Ship/Rail
  • Amount of containers
  • Primary and eventual secondary classes as well as UN no
  • Date when the dangerous goods will departure from the terminal