IMDG Code 38-16 books
The IMDG Code, 2016 Edition comes into force on 1 January 2018.
The IMDG Code has undergone many changes over the years, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 38-16 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninety-third session in May 2016.
The Code, as amended by Amendment 38-16, is mandatory as from 1 January 2016 but may be applied by Administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2017.
The two-volume Code is divided into seven parts:
Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7of the Code) contains sections on:
– general provisions, definitions and training
– packing and tank provisions
– consignment procedures
– construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
– transport operations.
Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendices A and B (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names, and glossary of terms) and an index.