Updated International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code Becomes Mandatory

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 12/6/17 5:41 PM

Amendment 38-16 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code will become mandatory on 1 January 2018. The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is the mandatory framework for all aspects of handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea transport.

Some of the updates in Amendment 38-16 include:

  • Labeling requirements for lithium batteries;
  • Changes to proper shipping name entries for Engines and Vehicles;
  • Updates to the Dangerous Goods List;


A summary of the changes including in the 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code can be found here:



Or general information about the regulations can be found here:


Topics: Ocean, Dangerous Goods, IATA

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