Transport of Limited Quantities by Vessel (IMDG)

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Anyone having a job function which could in any way affect the safe transportation of dangerous goods, by any mode of transportation, is required by federal and international regulations to undergo appropriate training. The regulations for shipping dangerous goods by vessel are particularly stringent, as a hazardous materials incident occurring on the seas can be far removed from emergency response assistance. Hazardous materials incidents that occur at sea also pose a serious threat of an environmental catastrophe that can immeasurably devastate aquatic life.

In an effort to prevent incidents and accidents from occurring, hazmat employees involved in the vessel transport process must comply with strict regulations for the classification, identification, packing, marking and labeling, documentation, placarding, and segregation of hazardous materials. They must know which types of dangerous goods are outright forbidden from being transported, and those that are only allowed under certain conditions and in certain amounts.

Where authorized, the Limited Quantities provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) provide an alternative method of shipping specific small quantities of certain substances, allowing for the use of packagings that are less stringently tested than those required for larger quantities, as well as relief from certain marking and labeling requirements. Because of this, the Limited Quantities provisions, if chosen to be used, provide significant cost savings to shippers while ensuring their shipments maintain compliance with those regulatory requirements that remain applicable.

Hazmat University’s Limited Quantities by Vessel course provides initial or recurrent training to participants involved with shipping dangerous goods in Limited Quantities by vessel. It may be completed as a standalone course by those involved with vessel transport of dangerous goods in Limited Quantities only, or it may be completed as a supplement to a more comprehensive training in the transport of dangerous goods by vessel, in order to enhance function-specific knowledge regarding Limited Quantities. This course is based on the requirements outlined in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). Additionally, this course complies with the initial and/or recurrent training requirements of 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H, Section 172.704 and the IMDG Code for transportation of Limited Quantities by Vessel.

Employees who have undergone initial or recurrent training in the past are required by law to undergo recurrent training at least once every three years according to 49 CFR and the IMDG Code. 

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the requirements for training as required by the appropriate national and/or international authorities
  • Properly classify or understand the classification requirements of substances and articles to the appropriate hazard class
  • Assign or verify the assignment of substances and articles to an appropriate identification name and associated UN number
  • Select or verify the correct packaging for the dangerous goods being shipped and understand applicable packing requirements
  • Select or apply the correct marks and labels for the material being shipped
  • Accurately complete or verify the shipping paper required for the transport of dangerous goods in Limited Quantities by vessel as outlined in the IMDG Code
  • Understand the requirements for security, safety, and emergency response information as they relate to shipments of dangerous goods in Limited Quantities by vessel
  • Download and print a certificate of training upon successful completion of the course
Additional information regarding US Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at:

Required Regulatory Manuals

  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - 2018 Edition
  • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) - Electronic Version is available at  
    • Printed version is optional.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods in Limited Quantities by Vessel.

This training may also be applicable to personnel of federal departments and agencies, such as government contractors, military armed forces personnel, and civilian subcontractors that are involved in shipping and transporting hazardous materials.

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