IMDG - Shipping Dangerous Goods by U.S. Vessel Training

Coming in April 2024!

IMDG - Shipping Dangerous Goods by U.S. Vessel Training

Course Prerequisite: You must complete our Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Training course or an equivalent (49 CFR, Subpart H, Section 172.704).

Duration: Approximately 3.5-4.5 Hours

Course Description:

If your work involves handling, shipping, and/or the transport of hazardous materials to, from or within the United States by vessel, you must adhere to the regulations that are set forth in 49 CFR Part 171, Subpart C which requires hazardous materials being offered into transportation by vessel, motor carrier, or rail in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), provided all or part of the movement is by vessel must conform to the requirements in 49 CFR 171.22.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) maintains the IMDG Code. CHEMTREC and our online training course are not affiliated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This course does provide required initial and recurrent training requirements to participants involved with the handling, shipping and/or transport of dangerous goods by vessel.

By completing this training, you will be able to navigate and apply the regulations to packaged goods, including bulk packagings, and shipments by vessel.

Primary Audience:

This online training is intended for U.S. shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling, shipping, and/or transport of hazardous materials by vessel. This training will satisfy the function-specific hazmat training requirements in 49 CFR and the IMDG Code for hazmat employees with typical pre-transportation responsibilities.

This online training may also be applicable to government agencies, contractors, military personnel, and civilian subcontractors that are involved in the shipping and transporting of dangerous goods.

This course covers:

  • Regulations on transporting dangerous goods by U.S. vessel
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Navigating the Dangerous Goods List
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Packaging and Packing Instructions
  • Marking and Labeling of Dangerous Goods Packages
  • Shipping Limited Quantities and Excepted Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Stowage, Segregation, and Compatibility
  • Documentation
  • Incident Reporting
  • Supplemental Information
  • Emergency Response and Security
  • Updates and Amendments

Note: This course is based on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Amendment 41-22 Edition 2022 which is developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and it is recommended that you have this manual on hand when taking this course.