Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code)

The regulations published by the IMO for transporting hazardous materials internationally.

What is IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code)?

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods or IMDG Code was adopted in 1965 as per the SOLAS (Safety for Life at Sea) Convention of 1960 under the IMO. The IMDG Code was formed to prevent all types of pollutions at sea.

The IMDG code also ensures that the goods transported through seaways are packaged in such a way that they can be safely transported. The dangerous goods code is a uniform code. This means that the code is applicable to all cargo-carrying ships around the world.