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Please read the below notice from Grimaldi!

These changes have come due to the sinking of their ship Grande America

Link to the official release on Grimaldi’s website Grimaldi ship sinks

Please be advised that after a review of cargo intake, the line have made the following key change to the cargo modality presently in force for the acceptance of RORO units on the Grimaldi deep-sea service.

We firstly remind all parties that the present modality’s are available on our website, and the below should be read in conjunction with these:

Key change :

Will no longer receive/accept stuffed vehicles after 1st April.
Vehicles must be presented in ‘clean / empty ‘ condition and the only items inside can be the original manufacturer items such as spare wheel, tools etc.

No vehicles inside vehicles, i.e. no vehicles in box trailers/trucks/Tipper bodies, etc even if has curtains.

Vehicles can be stacked on a flatbed trailer on the basis, the secondary unit being open, accessible and visible, (Loaded vehicle MUST be empty).

Terminal staff must have free/easy access to all areas of the car/truck
Failure to provide safe access, free and easy will result in the unit being refused entry to the terminal.  Any units found to have been subsequently tampered with and cargo placed inside after receiving will be block for shipment and the unit will be required to be removed at cost to the shipper/Forwarder.

In addition to the above, we take the opportunity to remind customers that:

Units will only be accepted / shipped against the presentation of an authenticated gas free certificate.   Any costs involved in the authentication of presented certificates or because of the rejection of units due to the non-authentication of a presented certificate will be for the account of the shipper/Forwarder.

We remind all shippers that no weight tolerance is allowed, and all units must be within their plated weight / axle limits
Cargo stacked on trucks / trailers must remain within the plated weight of the base vehicle as well in the case of a third-tier unit, the carrying unit.

No cargo loaded on trucks/ trailers can be loaded on compressible items, all cargo must be loaded in profile and on designed load bearing points. No cargo can over hang or rest on the Drivers cabin.

We thank you for your consideration in this matter

Grimaldi Agencies UK Ltd


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