Transport regulations IMDG

Maritime transport of dangerous goods is generally in large quantities. To reduce the risks to people and the environment, international regulations have been issued. These are meant to minimise the consequences of any calamities. Besides the packer and the loader, the carrier has a crucial role in this.

According to regulations, documents must accompany every transport of dangerous goods. These specify the exact composition of the cargo and the quantities involved. A stowage plan drawn up by the captain of a seagoing vessel indicates where the dangerous goods are located on board and in the ship.