Hazmat Shipping - Maritime Shipping Guide

Maritime Transport of Hazardous Materials

A Guide to Safe and Compliant Hazmat Shipping By Sea

Container Ship A large amount of hazardous materials are transported by sea each day and proper compliance is essential to safe and secure maritime hazmat shipping. Below find a guide to helpful products and tools for the maritime transport of hazardous materials.

  1. Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest Maritime Hazmat Shipping Publications
    The IMDG Code is required for anyone shipping dangerous goods by vessel. This publication outlines requirements for hazardous materials labeling, markings, documentation and training. It includes hazardous materials packaging requirements for all articles defined as dangerous. The IMDG Code can be purchased as a print publication or access the IMDG online version.
  2. Be Informed on Required Hazmat Shipping Papers to Avoid Dangers and Delays
    The IMO Dangerous Goods Declaration form multimodal dangerous goods form is used by shippers who offer hazardous materials for shipping by cargo or passenger ships. It offers information on the hazard, the shipper and much more. This form meets the requirements of SOLAS 74, chapter VII, regulation 4; MARPOL 73/78, Annex III, regulation 4 and the IMDG Code, Chapter 5.4.

  3. Train Employees on the IMDG Code to Ensure Safety
    IMDG Code General Awareness training focuses on safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods transported by ocean and common carrier. It outlines detailed requirements for all you need to know to comply with labeling, training, marking and documentation regulations.

Hazmat Incidents and Damages by Mode

DOT PHMSA reports hazmat incidents across the United States. The following infographic documents hazmat incidents and total damages as a result of hazmat accidents. Proper packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding are vital to safetly shipping hazmat.

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