Customs RoRo Service guide

The Customs RoRo Service provides a range of services to facilitate the movement and control of goods and vehicles when moved by scheduled ferry between Ireland and Great Britain. The services available on the RoRo System will consist of three complementary functions:

  • Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN)
  • Customs Channel Look-up
  • Customs Check-in

Steps to complete the Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN)

A PBN is a 'virtual envelope' where the details of the Master Reference Numbers (MRN's) of all the customs declarations relating to the goods are held together in one place under a unique identifier called the PBN ID.

The creation of the PBN is the responsibility of the Haulier who may delegate this function to their supply chain partners. These can include the declarant, importer, exporter, clearance agent or logistics company.

This easy guide shows you, step-by-step, what you need to do:

Video Guide

You can view this video guide on how to complete a PBN.