The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has published changes to The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code) Amendment 39-18.
Compliance with Amendment 39-18 is optional from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and the new amendments will become mandatory from 1 January 2020.
IMDG Code Supplement, 2018 Edition, containing several codes and guides related to the carriage of dangerous goods, such as the EmS Guide and MFAG, has been added. This edition replaces the previous 2014 edition.
Members are urged to familiarise themselves with the 2018 IMDG Code and its 2018 Supplement in ample time before entering into force and in case the edition is applied voluntary between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.