IMDG 2: Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions and Exceptions

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The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is the recognized code of practice for the safe carriage of dangerous goods by sea. Manufacturers, packagers, shippers, stowers, carriers, and others involved throughout the supply chain must adhere to the provisions in the IMDG Code when dealing with cargo to be transported all or in part by ship. The IMDG Code contains the Dangerous Goods List, a list of the dangerous goods most commonly carried by sea. The list covers, as far as practicable, all dangerous substances of commercial importance. This course will introduce you to the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List, and will help acquaint you with IMDG Code packing and tank provisions for dangerous goods containers. This IMDG course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • find specific information about a given substance in the Dangerous Goods List
  • determine the proper shipping name for a good in order to ship it according to its shipping requirements on the Dangerous Goods List
  • identify the conditions under which you would use a generic or N.O.S. classification as a proper shipping name
  • determine the proper shipping name to use for a dangerous mixture or solution to be shipped by sea
  • use the Dangerous Goods List to determine if a dangerous good has any special provisions related to its transport
  • interpret limited quantity information on the Dangerous Goods List for a specific dangerous good
  • interpret exceptions or reduced requirements for excepted quantities on the Dangerous Goods List for a specific dangerous good


  • Introduction to the Dangerous Goods List
  • Proper Shipping Names
  • Mixtures, Solutions, and Controlled Goods
  • Special Provisions and Limited or Excepted Quantities