IMDG 3: Packaging, Marking, Labeling, Placarding, and Documentation

  • 21 topics | 1h 46m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
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. This course will familiarize learners with the IMDG Code and its requirements and regulations for packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and documenting dangerous goods for transport by sea. This 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.


  • identify general provisions related to packing dangerous goods
  • determine the proper packing instructions and provisions for a dangerous good in the IMDG Code
  • identify the provisions that apply to the use of remanufactured, reconditioned, repaired, or routinely maintained packagings for shipping dangerous goods
  • identify the packaging provisions and instructions that apply when packing dangerous goods for transport by sea
  • recognize the characteristics of different types of tanks and containers
  • recognize provisions when using intermediate bulk containers
  • recognize when goods may be transported in a portable tank or bulk container without approval from a competent authority
  • recognize the characteristics of different types of containers and identify any provisions that apply when using a specific container
  • recognize the general shipping provisions of the IMDG Code that are applicable to different types of packaging
  • identify packages that are properly marked and labeled in accordance with the IMDG Code
  • identify shipping provisions for different types of packaging and recognize properly marked packages
  • recognize the characteristics of a cargo transport unit as defined in the IMDG Code
  • |INS r |/INS ecognize the IMDG placarding requirements
  • recognize the proper markings for a CTU
  • identify cargo transport units that are properly marked and placarded in accordance with the IMDG Code
  • identify the primary purpose of using transport documentation
  • identify the components of a basic shipping description
  • recognize the additional information that may be needed for a shipping description
  • recognize the purpose of transport documentation and identify the information required in a shipping description
  • identify the information that belongs in |INS the |/INS key sections of a transport document
  • recognize the other information that is required in the transport document
  • recognize the key sections of a transport document and the information contained in it


  • General Packing Provisions
  • Packing Instructions and Provisions Codes
  • Reusing Packagings
  • Knowledge Check: Packaging Provisions
  • Types of Containers
  • Provisions for Intermediate Bulk Containers
  • Provisions for Portable Tanks and Bulk Containers
  • Knowledge Check: Using Containers
  • General Shipping Procedures
  • Marking and Labeling of Packages
  • Knowledge Check: Shipping Procedures
  • Cargo Transport Units
  • Placards
  • Marks
  • Knowledge Check: Cargo Transport Units
  • The Basic Shipping Description
  • Additional Shipping Information
  • Knowledge Check: Shipping Descriptions
  • Key Sections of a Transport Document
  • Other Information in the Transport Document
  • Knowledge Check: Transport Documentation