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International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)

The IMDG Code, which was first published in 1965, has become the standard guide to all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport. Although the information in the Code is directed primarily at the mariner, its provisions affect a whole range of industries and services including manufacturers, packers, shippers, feeder services such as road and rail, and port authorities.

The IMDG Code lays down basic principles and offers detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice including advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.

Available from the International Maritime Organization; 4 Albert Embankment; London SE1 7SR; U.K.; Tel: +44 (0)20 7735-7611; Web: www.imo.org.

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