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Summary of Significant Changes to the 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code

Summary of Significant Changes to the 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code

The international transportation of a dangerous good by vessel – over water – is subject to the dangerous goods code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). What is the IMO? What is the IMDG Code? The IMDG Code is published…

Significant Changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code for 2016

Significant Changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code for 2016

December 31, 2015 is the end of the transition year for the 2012 Edition (36-12 Amendment) of the IMDG Code of the International Maritime Organization.  The code is updated every two years but is optional for its first and last…

The IMDG Code Amendment Cycle – 2010 thru 2019

The IMDG Code Amendment Cycle – 2010 thru 2019

If you ship HazMat/Dangerous Goods by vessel in international waters, then you must comply with the regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).  But to comply you must make certain that…

General Requirements for the Shipping Paper When Transporting Dangerous Goods by Vessel

Chapter 5.4 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (2012 Edition) indicates the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the description of a dangerous good on a shipping paper (referred to in the IMDG Code as a dangerous goods…

Changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code – 2014 Edition

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) publishes a new edition of its International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) every two years, with the current edition (2012, incorporating amendment 36-12) published in the Fall of 2012.  Each new edition of the…