English version available by April 2021
French, Spanish and German versions foreseen for May 2021
eReader Available here
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, publication of the 2020 Editions of the IMDG Code (inc. Amendment 40-20) and the IMDG Code Supplement have been delayed and are not now envisaged before December 2020 (in digital format) at the earliest, with shipping of the hard copy editions expected in early 2021.
The current edition of the IMDG Code (inc. Amendment 39-18), remains valid until 31 December 2021.
The Code has undergone changes, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 40-20 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances.
This version is mandatory as from 1 January 2022 but may be applied by Administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2021.
Also available is the IMDG Code Supplement, 2022 edition, covers all details of procedures for packing of dangerous goods or actions to take in the event of an emergency or accident involving personnel who handle goods at sea.
The Code is also available in electronic format as follows
– e reader, with dedicated software (EBK)
– online with capabilty to generate Dangerous Goods Notes.
• Search by names in French and
Spanish substance indexes
• Easy generation and saving of a
Dangerous Goods Note
• Easy-to-use menus, on-screen user
manual, as well as help screens
• Printing facility and downloading
• Single-user or network versions