Dangerous cargo in container

The planning and carriage of dangerous cargo on ships is a responsible task, in which every link of chain is important.
Course, Last updated: (International Maritime Training Centre)

n today’s scenario, where most of this work is done ashore and often by BPO’s, training of office staff is an essential part of ensuring the safety of cargo, ship, and the reputation of the carrier. 

This course essentially trains back office staff and other shore based personnel in the maritime aspects of carriage of dangerous goods, and also covers the requirements of The US 49 CFR Hazmat regulations.

This course can also be tailor-made to the requirements of the company. 

Course Objectives: On completion of this course, a participant will

  • Have an overview of transport of cargo by Containers, in particular, the transport of Dangerous Cargo
  • Have a deeper understanding of the IMDG Code and other International requirements with respect to transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Be able to effectively apply this knowledge in the work environment and be aware of the consequences of errors in documentation 

 Duration: 2 days 

Suggested Target Group: Shore based staff as well as shipboard personnel involved / to be involved in documentation / shipment of dangerous goods.  

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Container trade
  • Video on Safe packing & carriage of containers by ships.
  • Dangerous cargo regulations, UN Recommendations, Orange book, UN rule making bodies like IMO, UN CET DG
  • IMDG Code - History, contents and layout of books, MFAG, EMS
  • Classes of DG - detailed study, Marine pollutants
  • Packaging of DG, Special provisions, Limited quantities
  • IMDG code DG List - intensive exercises
  • Provisions concerning transport operations, stowage
  • Investigative Case studies like Hanjin Pennsylvania explosion
  • 49 CFR, US Customs and security regulations, Some Local regulations of Singapore, Netherlands, etc.
  • Documentation, MSDS, Bill of lading, Use of EDI

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