The aim of IMDG code are :
- To regulate the transport by sea of dangerous goods to reasonably prevent injury to person or damage to the ship.
- To regulate transport by sea of marine pollutant to prevent harm to the marine environment.
What are dangerous goods?
Dangerous goods mean the substances, materials and articles in packaged form covered by IMDG code.
The IMDG code is a very much living document and gets amended from time to time (every 2 years). In the last decade major changes were made to Ems-emergency medical schedule, MFAG and INF codes (carriage of nuclear materials)
IMDG Code means the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.122(75)
The objective of the IMDG Code is to enhance the safe carriage of dangerous goods while facilitating the free unrestricted movement of such goods and prevent pollution to the environment