What is IMDG Code?

What is IMDG Code?

The IMDG Code was developed as an international code for the maritime transport of dangerous goods in packaged form, in order to enhance and harmonize the safe carriage of dangerous goods and to prevent pollution to the environment.

What are the 3 types of ships subject to the IMDG Code?

Handling IMDG Cargo

  • Group 1: Cargo which are extremely dangerous.
  • Group 2: Cargo with moderate danger.
  • Group 3: Cargo with less danger.

What are the contents of IMDG Code?

IMDG code contents

  • Part 1 General Provisions, definitions and training.
  • Part 2 Classification.
  • Part 3 Dangerous goods list – contained in Volume 2.
  • Part 4 Packing and tank provisions.
  • Part 5 Consignment procedures.
  • Part 6 Construction and testing of packages, IBCs, portable tanks, MECGs and road tank vehicles.

What is volume 2 IMDG?

Volume 2 includes the following parts: Part 3 Dangerous goods list , special provisions for limited and excepted quantities exceptions. Appendix A List of generic and N.O.S. (not otherwise specified) proper shipping names.

When was the IMDG Code first introduced?

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods or IMDG Code was adopted in 1965 as per the SOLAS (Safety for Life at Sea) Convention of 1960 under the IMO. The IMDG Code was formed to prevent all types of pollutions at sea.

Who published IMDG Code?

International Maritime Organization

Media Hardcopy
Language English
Publisher International Maritime Organization
ISBN 9789280100501

Why do tankers carry IMDG codes?

The IMDG Code was formed to prevent all types of pollutions at sea. The IMDG code also ensures that the goods transported through seaways are packaged in such a way that they can be safely transported.

Is IMDG applicable to tankers?

IMDG Code is applicable to any to ship which SOLAS 74, as amended, applies and are carrying dangerous goods. Dangerous Goods is defined in Regulation 1 of SOLAS Chapter VII Part A as the substances, materials and articles covered by the IMDG Code.

What are the objectives of the IMDG Code?

The objective of the IMDG Code is to enhance the safe carriage of dangerous goods while facilitating the free unrestricted movement of such goods and prevent pollution to the environment.

What is the latest edition of IMDG Code?

The IMDG Code, 2018 Edition (inc. Amendment 39-18) came into force on 1 January 2020 for two years and may be applied voluntarily as from 1 January 2019. Validity of this edition has been extended until 31 May 2022. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2020 Edition renders obsolete the previous 2018 edition.

What is in Volume 1 of the IMDG Code?

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 …

What does the special provision 274 mean?

Special Provision 274 assigned to Generic and Not Otherwise Specified (N.O.S.) entries in Model Regulations requires the shipper to supplement the Proper Shipping Name (PSN) with Technical Name on the Packages (marking) and in shipping papers (Dangerous Goods Declaration).