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January 1, 2024

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Ships carrying cargoes subject to the requirements of IMDG Code

01/01/2024 (with voluntary early application from 1 January 2023)

Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code (41-22)

In addition to the regular updates to classification, segregation, packing and marking of dangerous goods, the Amendment 41-22 includes (but is not limited to):

  • Clarification on with regard to the fact that class 7 goods may need to be marked with a different label in addition to ‘OVERPACK’.
  • New definition for ‘pressure receptacle shell’.
  • New entry for Electrical resistance ( (Electrical resistance Ω (ohm) – 1 Ω = 1 kg ⋅ m2 ⋅ s −3 ⋅ A −2).
  • The addition of a telephone number to the Lithium battery mark.
  • A new chapter regarding ‘Portable tanks with shells made of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) materials’.

• Deletion of ‘special stowage’ from note 1 in as it is no longer applicable.


January 1, 2024
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