Customs advice for truck drivers using Irish ports

Get your channel on arrival

When you are on the ferry and before you arrive in Ireland (30 minutes prior to docking) check whether:

  • you are free to leave the port on arrival
  • or
  • if you must call to customs.

What you need

  • Truck registration number
    or
  • trailer identification number (where goods arrive in an unaccompanied trailer).

To check your channel

Go to:  www.revenue.ie/roro

  • Enter the truck registration of the vehicle you wish to verify
  • Select the scheduled date of arrival
  • Select the relevant ship the vehicle is travelling on
  • Click on 'Get my channel' and you will see your channel information.

Exit the port image 

Follow the signs directing you straight out of the port. There is no need to call to customs.

Call to customs image

You must follow the relevant signs directing you to the customs parking area.

Call to customs transit

For trucks moving under normal transit (T1 and T2) - You must follow the signs directing you to the transit clearing area.

Call to customs seal

For trucks that require a seal check  - You must follow the signs directing you to the seal checks area.

Live animals BCP

If you are carrying live animals, you must follow the signs directing you to the dedicated live animals checking compound. 

Before you enter your details, this is the screen you will see:

Image of the enter your details screen from the Customs Roll-on/Roll-off system

This is an example of the screen with details entered:

Image of a completed details screen from the Customs Roll-on/Roll-off system

Examples of a green and red routing:

Image of Customs Roll-on/ Roll-off screen confirming your clearance from the port

Image of Customs Roll-on/ Roll-off screen directing you to call to Customs

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