The International
Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

The IMDG Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous
goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container trac and stowage, with particular
reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.
The 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.

IMDG Code training became mandatory from 1 January 2010 for All shore-side staff involved in dangerous goods transport by sea. Shore side staff requiring IMDG Code training can include:
· Shippers and forwarders, container packers and consolidators, (un)loaders of vehicles, shipping line operations and booking staff, stevedores and port staff. IMDG CODE (DGN) TRAINING. (The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code).

This is a two-day training course and the contents include:
• ADR legislation and how this t in with the IMDG Code. Sta are required to understand that when DG’s are being shipped by sea they rst need to travel byroad and therefore both ADR and IMDG legislation are to be accounted for which is explained in the training.
• Documentation.
• Segregation Coding.
• Marking / Labelling / Signage.
• Responsibilities.

At the end of the two-day course attendees will be required to sit an exam which will incur a pass or a fail. This training will ensure that all of your staff will be competent in the assessing of packages and able to complete / check any documentation that is required for transporting dangerous goods via the sea.