International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Northern Territory


You will need to comply with the IMDG Code if you intend to handle dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport. The Code is intended to provide for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by vessel and to prevent marine pollution.

The Code is based on the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods but also includes additional requirements applicable to the transport of hazardous materials by sea (e.g. requirements for marine pollutants, freight containers, stowage and segregation as well other requirements applicable to shipboard safety and preservation of the marine environment) that are not covered by the UN Recommendations.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Marine Safety Branch

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