Posted on April 19, 2018
From January 2018 the new 38th amendment of the IMDG Code will become mandatory and to invigorate this an IMDG module has been added to LOCOPIAS.
IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Code is accepted as an international guideline to the safe maritime transportation or shipment of dangerous goods or hazardous materials. This (mandatory) Code has been designed to protect crew members and to prevent marine pollution.
The IMDG code extension in the LOCOPIAS container module assists in the loading of dangerous cargo by real time validation against the IMDG requirements. It presents the operator an overview of conflicts in segregation and stowage requirements. Current implemented version is amendment 38-16 (the most recent version of the code). The complete white paper can be found here.