Since the mid 1960’s, the amount of oil products transported by sea is growing, as is the problem of sea and ocean water pollution. To regulate the transport of dangerous goods, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code as a universal guide. The Code aims to protect crew members and prevent pollution of the marine environment when a ship carries hazardous materials.
Transportation of dangerous goods requires compliance with a number of procedures and regulations. To continue providing services of the highest quality, AsstrA experts regularly refresh their knowledge and obtain appropriate certification.
In the spring of 2022, Kseniya Ozeran, Customer Manager in AsstrA’s Western Europe Container Division, improved her skills in organizing the delivery of dangerous goods by sea.
“The organization of transportation of dangerous goods is a complex job requiring a great deal of focus. During this training, participants got acquainted with key IMDG principles and the procedures and regulations that must be observed when delivering goods categorized as dangerous by sea. The information about classifying dangerous goods, packaging them into groups, and choosing UN numbers and proper shipping names turned out to be quite useful, Kseniya Ozeran shares. “If we know the procedures for drawing up accompanying documents for dangerous goods of various classes, designating containers for them accordingly, and shipping them then we do not need to rely on advice from third-party agencies. As a result, we can save our clients time and money.”
Author: Anastasiia Onoshko.