International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)

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Refers to regulations that govern the safe transportation of dangerous goods by sea.

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What are International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)?

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) are substances or articles that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment when transported by sea. The IMDG Code is an international guideline that regulates the transport of dangerous goods by sea. The code specifies the procedures for packaging, labeling, and marking of dangerous goods to ensure their safe transportation. The IMDG Code is updated every two years to reflect the latest scientific and technical information on the safe transportation of dangerous goods by sea. 

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