DG Book 2 Presentation

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DG Book 2 Presentation

    Book it right & pack it tight”

    New guidebooks to the IMDG Code operational rules for preparing dangerous goods for carriage by sea

Book 1: Shippers & Forwarders

    Book 2: Shipping lines and freight booking agencies

Book 3: Consolidators

    managers and supervisors

Book 4: Fork lift operators and cargo handlers

Subjects covered in this presentation

1. Purpose & content of the Guidebooks

    2. Classification of dangerous goods

    3. Documentation: compliance requirements

    4. Packing certificates & other certification

    5. Limited quantities

    6. Segregation

    7. IMDG Code training & security awareness

    8. Taking and checking the cargo booking

    9. Summary of topics covered

    1 - Purpose & content of the Guidebooks

    What is in the Guidebooks?

Clear guidance on how to ensure that shippers

    comply with the IMDG Code

     Explanation of legal duties

     Practical examples

     Sample documents



    Format of the guidebooks

    The Guidebooks all have a Part A & Part B:

     Part A identifies the key operational duties what you and

    shippers must do and how to do it

     Part B is a common reference section explaining

    requirements of the IMDG Code

What is the purpose of the Guidebooks?

1. To provide practical operational guidance to

    the complex requirements of the IMDG Code

2. To provide a quick reference to the relevant

    IMDG Code text

A fundamental question:

    What are dangerous goods?

    Answer: Substances or articles that may:

     kill or injure people

     damage ships or transport equipment

     damage cargo

     damage the environment (marine pollutants)

Are there rules for shipping

    dangerous goods by sea?

    YES there are strict rules for shippers,

    container packers and shipping lines

The rules are contained in the International Maritime Dangerous

    Goods Code


The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

    Known as the IMDG Code

    A complete instruction manual for documentation, packaging and carriage of

    dangerous goods by sea

What is the IMDG Code?

     Two volumes & a Supplement (over 800 pages)

     Rules for every stage of the carriage of dangerous goods

    by sea

     The international UN system for classification, listing,

    documentation, packaging & packing of dangerous goods

Specific legal duties for all parties that are enforced by national legislation and the international SOLAS Convention

Where does the IMDG Code come from?

     The IMDG Code is produced by the International

    Maritime Organisation (IMO)

The IMO is a United Nations agency

The IMDG Code is based on the UN inter-modal dangerous goods system and is used world-wide

Who has duties under the IMDG Code?

Shipping line booking agents

     Shippers & forwarders

     Consolidators (supervisor/manager)

     Fork lift drivers/container packers

     Ships and shipping lines

    Book 2: Shipping Lines & Freight Booking Agencies

Practical operational guidance on the knowledge required by shipping lines and freight booking agencies:

    1. Classification &


    2. Documentation

    3. Packaging & labelling

References in this presentation

     References to sections in Guidebook 2 are

    always shown in yellow at bottom left hand


    See Guidebook

     Part B section 4

    See IMDG Code 2.10

     References to text in the IMDG Code are shown

    in blue:

    See Guidebook

     Part B section 4

    The guidebook is your quick

    guide to the IMDG Code

    Your quick

     reference to ….

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