Transporting dangerous goods by ship is a unique situation. Due to the large quantities that are involved, the lengthy travel times, and other transportation factors (heat, humidity, exposure to water, severe movement, etc.
The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Dangerous Goods Code specifies the requirements that must be followed. A thorough knowledge of dangerous goods must be obtained before you move dangerous goods by ship.
A current edition of the IMDG Code is required to complete this training.
Please make sure you have a current edition of the IMDG Code before registering for this course.
Some knowledge of dangerous goods and experience in the ocean freight industry are an asset, but are not required.
Students are given 3 weeks to complete the course.
It is estimated that persons without previous Maritime DG training may take 7 to 9 hours to complete the e-Learning Program, while students with previous Maritime DG training may only need 3 to 5 hours. Of course, these are estimates only and individuals may take as much time or as little time as they need for comprehension of the topics.
Responsibilities, IMDG Code Contents, Classification, DG List, Packing and Tank Provisions, UN Package Specification Markings, Marking, Labelling, Placarding, Documentation, Marine Pollutants, Segregation, Consumer Commodities, Canadian Regulations, Emergency Procedures, Dangerous Goods Security Provisions