Overview of significant changes in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) Code Part 2 - Classification:
A new Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods label has been adopted for use when shipping lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries (new SP384) and the “Overpack” mark now has a 12 mm minimum height requirement.
New ISO standards have been incorporated into the applicable packing instructions for gases and the design and construction criteria of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers.
Updates to the DGL:
Polymerizing substances of Class 4.1 have been assigned to new entries UN3531, UN3532, UN3533 and UN3534
Special provisions for shipping certain common items have been added, revised, or removed:
Corrections to IMDG Code 38-16 - IMO have recently issued a corrigenda for the IMDG Code 38-16
For futher information on the IMDG Code please refer to the following section: Other Cargo Information.
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