International Marine Dangerous Goods code
The IMDG code (International Marine Dangerous Goods code) describes the specific regulations with regard to the maritime transport of goods classified by the UN as hazardous. The reference book contains regulations regarding packaging, combined consignments, possible exemptions etc.
Since such goods require additional care, the shipping company must be informed of the exact details within a DGD format when booking. Based on such a statement, the shipping company decides whether the goods can be accepted for transport and how the goods need to be handled.