Shipping Dangerous Goods by Sea (IMDG Code)

Sea transportation is one of the most economical ways to ship dangerous goods.

However, strict rules apply through the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) agreement and the International Marine Organization (IMO). International shipments must therefore comply with both the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and national transportation regulations.

This comprehensive Shipping by Sea, IMDG course has been developed for the most current IMDG code including amendment 37-14. Upon completion of this course, students will be issued a certification which holds an expiry of 3 years.

As identified in the IMDG Code and by International Governmental agencies, at a minimum, the following personnel require General Awareness and familiarization training who:

  • Classify dangerous goods and identify Proper Shipping Names of Dangerous goods;
  • Pack dangerous goods;
  • Mark, label or placard dangerous goods;
  • Load/unload Cargo Transport Units;
  • Prepare transport documents for dangerous goods;
  • Offer dangerous goods for transport;
  • Handle dangerous goods in transport;
  • Prepare dangerous goods loading/stowage plans;
  • Load/unload dangerous goods into/from ships;
  • Carry dangerous goods in transport;
  • Enforce or survey or inspect for compliance with applicable rules and regulations; or
  • are otherwise involved in the transport of dangerous goods as determined by the competent authority

Copy of the IMDG Code required to complete online training

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Topics covered

  • Overview of national and international regulations on transport of dangerous goods by ocean
  • Structure of the IMDG Code
  • Shipper’s responsibilities
  • Training requirements
  • 7 Steps to Compliance
  • Use the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Limited Quantities
  • Segregation requirements
  • Amendments and updates

Course material

  • 2-Volume set IMDG Code
  • Shipping by sea guide
  • Performance packaging guide