Since 1965 the IMDG Code has set the principles for the transport of dangerous goods by sea and it is published by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), for whom Labeline is a leading authorised distributor.
Every two years the 2-volume publication is updated and amended. The 41st Amendment (2022) of the IMDG Code will come into force on 1 January 2024 for two years and may be applied voluntarily from 1 January 2023.
The IMDG Code is divided into seven parts over two volumes.
Volume 1 contains (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the Code) with sections on:
- General provisions, definitions, and training.
- 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), appendix A (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names), appendix B (Glossary of terms), and an index.