TDG Marine Transport (IMDG)

Ocean transportation of dangerous goods is governed by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code). There are very specific packaging and documentation requirements. Shipments may be rejected if not properly prepared causing delays and loss of business. Specific segregation requirements are enforced.

This course is aimed at personnel preparing shipments for international marine transport or to northern Canada.

Course Outline

  • Legal responsibilities;
  • Use of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG);dangerous-goods-training-imdg-montreal-marine
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods (shipping description);
  • 9 classes of dangerous goods and marine pollutants;
  • UN packaging specification;
  • Marking and labelling of packages for sea transport;
  • Shipping documentation;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Segregation of dangerous goods;
  • Spill reports;
  • State variations (USA and Canada).

Duration: Between 4 and 7 hours, according to the number of products involved.  Persons that have completed our TDG-shippers program can upgrade to air transport in 4 hours.

All participants receive a copy of our TDGR-IMO Guide book based on our 8 steps to compliance and a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada.


Dangerous Goods Training Center