Shipping hazardous materials by sea is governed by domestic and internatinal regulations. Domestic shippers and carriers abide by Department of Transportation's regulations, while international carriers and shippers follow the U.N.'s regulations. The Coast Guard enforces DOT's regulations. Exceptions allow carriers and shippers to follow the International Maritime Organization's International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. Differences between the two regulations are noted. While the DOT regulations try to balance state needs with those of domestic shippers and carriers, IMO attempts balancing the needs of 130 member countries. Amendments to their Code are made regularly. Issues facing companies shipping by sea are noted. Shipper awareness of all transportation regulations is a major issue, and the need is indicated for shipper education.

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    Tower-Borner Publishing, Incorporated

    800 Roosevelt Road, Building E, Suite 408
    Glen Ellyn, IL  United States  60137
  • Authors:
    • Kelley, K P
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 45-47
  • Serial:
    • Hazmat World
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Tower-Borner Publishing, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0898-5685

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00485161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM