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Dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes handbook

This handbook is an information resource for those involved in the transport of dangerous goods intended to be shipped by sea.
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The 2018 version of the handbook is now available. 

It can be used as a training text incorporating and updating the dangerous goods compendium contained in IMO Model course 1.10. For this reason, the handbook includes a guide to the training required for each function described in Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG code (Annex 1 outlines training requirements and relevant handbook sections and other references).

About the latest version

The 2018 version of the handbook covers changes adopted in the 2014 and 2016 editions of the IMDG code. It reflects the changes to stowage and segregation in the dangerous goods list and the significant stowage and segregation changes adopted in charter 7.1 and 7.2 of the IMDG code.


The handbook price is $20 per copy, plus GST and postage.

The price for orders of 100 or more is $15 per copy, plus GST and postage.

How to order

Complete our chargeable publications order form to purchase the handbook.

Last updated: 27 July 2022