The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic 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.
Please note that the Act defines 'dangerous goods' in terms of this code. This code is adopted as amended from time to time.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.