The Code, as amended by Amendment 37-14, 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 2015.
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. The code, as amended by amendment 37-14, is mandatory from January 1 2016, but may be applied to administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from January 1, 2015. The two-volume code is divided into seven parts. Volume 1 contains sections on general provisions, definitions & training, classification, packing & tank provisions, consignment procedures, construction & testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, and transport operations. Volume 2 contains part 3 which is the dangerous goods list, special provisions & exceptions, and also contains appendices A & B, and an index.
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.