Posted on 6th September 2018
A carriage requirement for all vessels carrying Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants at Sea, this latest version will supersede the 2014 edition, which will become invalid.
The IMDG Code, 2018 Edition (inc. Amendment 39-18) comes into force on 1 January 2020 for two years and may be applied voluntarily as from 1 January 2019. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2018 Edition, once published, will render the previous 2014 edition.
The IMDG Code, 2016 Edition Amendment 38-16 came into force on 1 January 2018 for two years. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further notice.
The IMDG code covers MARPOL and SOLAS Convention requirements and is the guide for handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants at sea.
The IMDG code includes:
It’s time to go digital.
Too often we store guides, code, updates and supplements in paper form. There’s still the sense of preferring to hold the physical product.
The problems lay when you need to find something specific within. Time is of the essence and there’s only so much the contents page can help with.
Dogeared and tattered, these can become difficult to store and to read.
In an industry that embraces technology as a means of improved performance and efficiency, it’s time digital books became the norm.
Content pages and index are useful for narrowing down your search in paper versions but can still be time-consuming.
With an e-book you have the ability to instantly search for keywords or phrases, saving valuable time previously spent flicking through pages.
With a digital library, your publications are always in the same place. Regardless of who needs to use what or when a digital copy will be on hand for instant access
In a chaotic moment, items can get lost. There’s also a high risk of damage, especially with printed products.
Digital charts and publications remain safe and in place. Files are backed up to ensure that even with a system failure or loss, there’s another device ready to step up to the plate.
The maritime industry is set to reduce emissions by 2050. Whilst an e-book may not look to solve this directly, it’s a contributing factor. Reducing the need for paper form publications, and the methods of carriage and delivery all work towards the bigger cause.
To help with your move towards digital publications, and for those who already use them, we’re offering a free IMDG supplement to the first 100 customers who purchase the latest edition of the IMDG guide in digital format.
The supplement is worth £65 and is packed with:
Claim your IMDG guide with free supplement now and lead the way as an early adopter in 2019.