The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was adopted in 1965 as per the Safety of Life at Sea ( SOLAS) international convention of 1960 under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMDG Code was formed to prevent all types of pollutions at sea.
What is International Maritime Dangerous Goods?
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is the worldwide standard for all cargo-carrying ships around the world shipping dangerous goods by sea. The IMDG Code, 2016 Edition -Amendment 37-14- became mandatory January 1, 2018 and lasts two years. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further IMO notice.
The IMDG Code covers packing and container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances. Labels that meet GHS and BS5609 requirements for oversea shipments meet the IMDG requirements for chemical packaging.