Manitoulin Transport has identified several shipments that are prohibited or restricted for storage, shipping, importing and/or exporting due to regulatory, hazard, safety or other reasons. The following restricted items may require special permits or licenses prior to shipping. Below are some instructions to be observed when transporting these type of items:
Artwork and Museum Artifacts
- Freight will be only accepted for transport if fully crated.
- Freight shall be transported if the declared value is $0.
- Carbon black can only be transported within Canada.
E-Commerce Personal Shipments
- Manitoulin will only accept e-commerce freight that has a $2 per lb value.
- Freight must be well packaged and prepaid.
- Only class 1.1 and 1.2 explosives are prohibited for transport.
- All explosives are directly transported by Manitoulin.
- Transport of firearms or ammunition are prohibited.
- Firearms and ammunition, excluding class 1.1 and 1.2, can be picked up and delivered for or on behalf of the Canadian military.
Canadian Law Enforcement:
- Firearms and ammunition can be picked up and delivered for or on behalf of recognized Canadian law enforcement agencies (i.e. RCMP or OPP).
Manufacturers / Distributors / Retail Firearms / Ammunition Dealers:
- Firearms are eligible for transport to and from manufacturers, distributors, and retail dealers/stores.
- Transport of firearms or ammunition to private individuals are prohibited.
- Only class 1.1 and 1.2 ammunition are prohibited for transport.
- Handguns are prohibited for transport.
Human Corpses and Body Parts
- Human corpses and body parts are prohibited for transport.
- Medical waste is prohibited for transport.
- Motorcycles can only be picked up on the dock if they are crated or palletized.
- Motorcycles that are not crated but are on a motorcycle pallet will be transported at shippers own risk.
Narcotics and Drugs
- Only narcotics or drugs that are considered ‘over the counter’ are allowed for transport.
- Cannabis is prohibited for transport.
- Radioactive materials that are pyrophoric or have a subsidiary classification of Class I are prohibited for transport.
- Manitoulin Safety Management shall review and approve the pickup and delivery of category III radioactive materials. (pyrophoric or a Class 1 subsidiary)
- Yellowcake (UN 2912) is prohibited for transport.
- All other radioactive products in UN2912 category are acceptable for Canadian transport only.
- All radioactive shipments in Category I and Category II, can be picked up and delivered within the service points of Manitoulin Transport.
- For non-direct points, please contact Customer Service.
Raw Hides or Pelts
- Raw hides or pelts are subject for review upon transport.
- Taxidermy animals are accepted for transport to direct service points only.
- Taxidermy animals shall be transported at shipper’s risk and the declared value shall be $0.
- Theatre equipment must be crated.
- New and used tool boxes that are uncrated shall be transported if the declared value is $0.
- Uncrated tool boxes shall be transported at shipper’s risk.
Vaccines (also known as Flu Shots)
- Vaccines, also known as flu shots, are prohibited for transport.