The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) lays out the regulatory framework for all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport.
The IMDG Code is divided into two volumes: Volume 1 containing sections on general provisions, definitions and training; classification; packing and tank provisions; consignment procedures; construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles and transport operations, and Volume 2 containing the Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions, Appendix A (list of generic and N.O.S. proper shipping names), Appendix B (glossary of terms) and the Index.
Since it was first published in 1965, the Code has undergone many changes, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry.
Amendment 41-22 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee at its one hundred and fifth session in April 2022 and is mandatory from 1 January 2024 but may be applied by Administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2023.
The provisions of the Code should be of interest to maritime
administrations, shipping companies, manufacturers, packers, shippers, feeder services such as road and rail, and port authorities.
What’s in it
The IMDG Code lays down basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice, including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
Who uses it
Although the information in the Code is directed primarily at the mariner, its provisions may affect a range of industries and services: manufacturers, packers, shippers, feeder services such as road and rail, and port authorities will find reliable advice on terminology, packing, labelling, classification, stowage, segregation, and emergency response action.
Digital IMDG Code
IMDG Code, 2022 Edition in e-Reader Format:
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IMDG Code on Web:
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IMDG Code on the Web Amendment 41-22 is an online annual subscription service providing online access to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code .
- Contains the full text of the IMDG Code and Supplement
- Searchable by Proper Shipping Name, UN Number, Packing Instruction, Special Provisions and other IMDG Code references
- Searchable by French and Spanish Proper Shipping Names
- Extensive cross-referencing
- On-screen colour displays of hazard labels, signs and marks
- Medical First Aid Guide illustrations
- Future errata updates are incorporated into the content as soon as they are available
- Make checks against the most up-to date IMDG Code information
- Easy to login and look up information from any PC or laptop with internet capability
- Individual or multiple user company logins are available
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