and carriage of dangerous goods and marine pollutants moving under a
bill of lading issued by P&O Nedlloyd.
Carriage of dangerous goods and marine pollutants in sea-going ships is
respectively regulated in the International Convention for the Safety of
the Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the
Prevention of pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
Relevant parts of both SOLAS and MARPOL have been worked out in
great detail and are included in the International Maritime Dangerous
Goods (IMDG) Code, thus making this Code the legal instrument for
maritime transport of dangerous goods and marine pollutants.
shipper of dangerous goods should provide a
dangerous goods declaration
relevant details listed in section 9 of the general
introduction to the IMDG Code and the original or a copy
should be placed aboard the ship. Without such a declaration
the dangerous goods
shall not be
accepted for shipments.
responsible for the packing of dangerous goods into a freight
containers or vehicle should provide a signed dangerous goods
container or vehicle packing certificate stating that the
provisions of paragraph 12.3.7 or 17.7.7, as applicable, of
the general introduction to the IMDG Code have been met and
the original or a copy should be placed aboard the ship.
Without such certification the container or vehicle shall not
be accepted for shipment.
Note : A
Container packing certificate is not required for portable
documents referred to in 1 and 2 above may be combined into 1
Classification of dangerous goods
For all modes of transport (sea, air, rail, road and inland
waterways) the classification (grouping) of dangerous goods, by
type of risk involved, has been drawn up by the UNITED NATIONS
Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN).
Based on this framework of grouping and for the purpose of
carriage by sea, IMO Classes comprise the following, which are
further subdivided as indicated:
marine pollutants and material hazardous only in Bulk (MHB)