February 16, 2017: Amendments Included in 2016 Edition of IMDG Code

The 2016 Edition of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) includes several important changes that have been made to the regulations regarding the classification, labeling, packing instructions, and shipping of dangerous goods.
Some of the significant changes include new criteria for determining viscosity in Class 3 flammable liquids, large packaging packing instructions for aerosols, new ISO standards that are being incorporated into the packing instructions for gases, and new Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods label that will be used when shipping lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries.
These changes, while voluntary this year, will become mandatory as of January 1, 2018.

IMDG Code, 2016 Edition, Amendment 38-16