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What is the IMDG Code?
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The IMDG Code is the global, international reference for shipping dangerous goods by maritime vessel on the water. The 2-volume IMO DG regulations is required for anyone shipping DG by water and features updates and revisions regarding packaging and storage requirements for all regulated hazardous materials.
The IMDG Code
- Adopted in the 1965
- Formed to prevent all types of sea pollution
- Ensures safe packaging and transport of dangerous goods by sea
- Applies to all cargo ships around the world
- Created per UN recommendations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- Latest edition published in 2018, the 39th Amendment
What’s New in the IMDG Code 39th Amendment?
- 18 new segregations group codes
- Many updates and additions to the Dangerous Goods List (DGL)
- Overhauled Chapter 2.8, Classification of Corrosives
- Clarification that only the applicable Proper Shipping Name (PSN) should be used when there are several distinct PSNs under one UN Number
- Stowage categories of several Class 1 materials have been amended
- Chapter 5.3 is now extended to cover bulk containers.