IMDG Code Training
International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
What is IMDG?|
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is intended to provide for the safe transportation of dangerous goods by vessel and to prevent marine pollution.
What does the Code consist of?
The code contains advice on terminology, emergency response, handling, labeling, markings, packaging, placarding, stowage and segregation.
Who created the IMDG?
In 1961 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee began preparing the Code with the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The Code was later adopted in 1965.
Who maintains the Code?
The IMDG Code is kept up-to-date by the
IMO's Maritime Safety Committee. This committee can adopt amendments which do not affect the principles upon which the Code is based. These changes are needed to meet the needs of the industry.
Why is there an international Code?
The IMDG Code is an effort to harmonize the regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods by sea. The IMDG Code has been recommended to governments for adoption or for use as the basis for their own national regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods by sea. "Today at least 150 countries whose combined merchant fleets account for more than 98% of the world's gross tonnage use the IMDG Code as a basis for regulating sea transport of hazardous materials." - US DOT
So where can I obtain a copy of the Code?
How is the IMDG Code implemented in the U.S.? |
All those involved in the shipping of dangerous goods by sea are required to be in compliance with the IMDG. This includes the industries and services connected to the shipping.
The U.S DOT web site states, "The U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations authorize use of the IMDG Code as a means of compliance with the HMR when at least one segment of transport involves sea transport."
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