The author discusses the transport of packaged dangerous goods by sea from a carrier's point of view. His review of the controlling regulations begins with the 1950s. It continues by describing the genesis of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, the value of harmonization and the indispensability of the Code to containerized shipping. He then presents his views regarding the planned introduction by the United Nations of a package performance testing scheme and forecasts that the key issue in the future will be the extent to which agreement can be reached on shared liability, between carrier and shipper, for incidents involving packaged dangerous goods.

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    • Journal article; hazardous cargoes
  • Authors:
    • Squires, M
  • Publication Date: 1988-9

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  • Accession Number: 00655854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM