International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG): Application of Best Practices

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Dubai - UAE , 20240819 19 - Aug - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241021 21 - Oct - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
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Shipping dangerous goods require numerous safety measures, even before heading out. Openness to unsafe materials (HAZMAT) can hurt biological systems, harm property, and cause long haul medical issues, quick injury, and demise. That is why it is so significant for the maritime industry to appropriately pack, name, store, burden, and track dangerous products. Hence, it is crucial to understand the purpose of the IMDG code and know how to comply with the regulations dealing with the classification, packing, handling, carriage, stowage, and segregation of various dangerous goods classes.

This International Maritime Dangerous Goods course will help you learn how to apply appropriate safety precautions and understand the legal requirements and operational restrictions of shipping dangerous goods by vessel transport. You will also gain a detailed understanding of International Maritime Dangerous Good (IMDG) Code regulations and practical knowledge of Code requirements concerning classification, packaging, vehicle packing, and vessel stowage. Failure to comply with the IMDG Code can result in civil penalties, rejected shipments, incidents in transit, and carrier blacklisting. Hence, employees need to get the training and certification they need.


The International Maritime Dangerous Goods course on Dangerous Goods aims to help participants to develop the following critical objectives:

  • An overview of the IMDG Code & general provisions
  • Understand dangerous goods classification and identification provisions
  • Get insight into package marking, labeling, and documentation requirements
  • An in-depth review on CTU marking and placarding requirements
  • An overview of stowage requirements
  • Use IMDG and complete the necessary dangerous goods transport documents
  • Identification of unsafe acts and conditions and taking or communicating actions
  • Understand Waste and Pollution related regulations
  • Greater awareness on how to keep themselves and work colleagues safe
  • Added ability to promote and participate in safety initiatives

Provide improved feedback to their organization on the safety conditions at a site or yard


This International Maritime Dangerous Goods training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will be particularly beneficial to:

  • Cargo operations and port managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods shipments
  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders, and other agencies involved in the transport of dangerous goods
  • Instructional designer and instructor responsible for dangerous goods training
  • Freight Forwarding Agent, Customs Clearing Agent, Forwarding Clerk, Cargo Handler/Packer & Customs official.


This Dangerous Goods training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions.

Pre and Post-course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training and the pre and post-skill and ability of participants.


Module 1: Introduction to Dangerous Goods

  • KeyTopics:

    • Background and purpose of the regulations
    • Training and certification
    • Enforcement
    • Definition of terms
    • Responsibilities of shipper, carriers, and receivers
    • Training and Certification Requirements
    • Responsibilities while having charge, care, and control of a dangerous goods shipment

Module 2: Amendment 39-18 of the Code

  • KeyTopics:
    Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on:

    • general provisions, definitions, and training
    • classification
    • packing and tank provisions
    • consignment procedures
    • construction and testing of packaging, IBCs, large packaging, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
    • transport operations

    Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendices A and B (generic and
    N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names, and glossary of terms) and an index.

Module 3: Classification

  • KeyTopics:

    • 9 classes of dangerous goods
    • Class Divisions
    • Primary and Subsidiary Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Special Divisions
    • Divisions, packing groups, subsidiary classification, special provisions
    • Shipping names, UN numbers

Module 4: Documentation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Information required on all shipping documents
    • Safety marking
    • Location and distribution of documents
    • Requirements for Shipping Documentation Information
    • Empty or Residue Containing/Packaging Requirements

Module 5: Waste and Pollution

  • KeyTopics:

    • Overview of Hazardous Waste Manifest
    • Retention of documents
    • Spill Reporting
    • Marine pollutants;
    • Waste manifests/movement document

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