Safety Security Documents

With effect from 1st January 2021 all vehicles carrying consignments from the UK to the EU and Northern Ireland will be required to submit a Safety and Security Declaration (SSD) to the Import Control System (ICS) of the country where the vessel or train you are travelling on discharges (i.e. Calais, Santander, Dublin, Belfast etc).

In order to process the Safety & Security Document (SSD) ALL UK COMPANIES MUST ENSURE THEY HAVE AN EU EORI NUMBER FOR TRAVEL TO EUROPE AND AN XI EORI NUMBER FOR TRAVEL TO NI. We can offer advice on how to find an EU EORI OR AN XI EORI number. Please call the Harbour Shipping team on 01304 200 910 to find out more.

A Safety and Security Declaration (SSD) is used by border authorities to analyse the potential risk caused to their territory by goods crossing their borders. It is not a document regarding collection of duties and/or taxes.
According to the Union Customs Code the “carrier” is responsible for submitting the Safety and Security Declaration.  However, Harbour Shipping is pleased to announce that we offer our clients a 24-hour service to submit the Safety and Security Declaration to the relevant country on your behalf.
For more information please e-mail or call James Evans (Sales Support Manager):

[email protected] or call +44 (0) 1304 200 908


Alternative contact information:
Call +44 (0) 1304 211919
Email [email protected]

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