Sea transport in packaged form: the international IMDG Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a U.N. agency which has developed two international conventions to address issues on safety of life at sea (SOLAS) and marine pollution (MARPOL).

It also developed the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code which regulates worldwide the carriage by sea of dangerous goods in “packaged form”, which includes any form of packaging, intermediate bulk containers (IBC), portable tanks, or road and rail vehicle containers, in ships other than tankers (e.g., bulk marine).

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  • IMO
  • Pollution
  • Safety