The Evolving Law and Regulation of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea – The IMDG Code and the IMSBC Code

8 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2015

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Ilian Djadjev

University of Groningen, Students

Date Written: June 29, 2015

Abstract

The current article is practice-oriented and is intended for shipowners and sea carriers as well as for practitioners and students who wish to revise or expand their knowledge on this specific area of the carriage of goods by sea. The paper provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the main instrument regulating the carriage of dangerous cargo – the IMDG Code. Further, Section II of the paper addresses also the carriage of solid bulk cargo (the IMSBC Code) and the most frequent problems and hazards which are associated with the transportation of such cargo. In general, the paper analyses the process of carriage of hazardous cargo from the perspective of the carrier, and, thus, it may be used as a guide to the carriage of dangerous goods.

Keywords: IMDG, IMSBC, dangerous goods, hazardous cargo, shipping, carriage of goods by sea

JEL Classification: K32, K33, K12, L90, L91, L92

Suggested Citation

Djadjev, Ilian, The Evolving Law and Regulation of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea – The IMDG Code and the IMSBC Code (June 29, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2624535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2624535

Ilian Djadjev (Contact Author)

University of Groningen, Students ( email )

Groningen
Netherlands

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