Courses designed to enable Maritime Personnel to understand and address Hazardous Cargo and Materials and their requirements

This is a narrated course and meets the training and security requirements of Chapter 1.3 and 1.4 of the IMDG Code. The course is based on the IMDG Code requirements for the international intermodal dangerous goods shipments concerning marine terminal operations. It is comprised of training and testing in safety and security awareness and general awareness / familiarization covering specific training on use of the dangerous goods list, hazard communication, documentation, segregation, and emergency response information.

Module 1 -Introduction to the IMDG Code An introduction to Dangerous Goods and the IMDG Code format.

  • Includes an overview of the training and security requirements as well as Emergency Response and Incident Reporting.
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods, also known as Hazardous Materials.
  • Structure of the Dangerous Goods List
  • Emergency Response - IMDG

Module 2 - CTU Placarding and Marking -

  • Reviews the IMDG Code requirements for basic package marking and labeling and the placarding and marking requirements for cargo transport units.

Module 3 - Documentation

  • Covers applying the IMDG Code regulations:  specifically examining the documentation required throughout the ocean portion of the transportation chain and its application.

Module 4 - Stowage and Segregation

  • This module concentrates on the segregation requirements for incompatible cargo within CTU's. Additionally, this module provides a brief overview of the segregation requirements between incompatible containers on board container vessels

Each module includes a quiz covering its course topic.

A final test covering all course material is given after completing Module 4.

Course length is approximately 4-5 hours.

Module 5 – 49CFR Additional Requirements

This module provides additional US requirements under 49CFR for international intermodal dangerous goods shipments that are moving to, through or from the United States. This module meets the requirements of 49CFR 171.23(g)(2) and part H of part 172.

In addition to Modules 1 through 4, Module 5 is required for Marine Terminals handling dangerous goods shipments in this trade lane.

Module length is approximately 1 hour

Total to complete all Modules: 6 Hours

Fee: $300

This course provides additional US requirements under 49CFR for international intermodal dangerous goods shipments that are moving to, through or from the United States. This course meets the requirements of 49CFR 171.23(g)(2) and part H of part 172.


At the end of the course is a quiz which you must answer 12 out of 15 (80%) questions correctly in order to receive your certificate of training.


Fee: $75



This is a narrated course and meets the training and security requirements of Chapter 1.3 and 1.4 of the IMDG Code. The course is based on the IMDG Code requirements for the international intermodal dangerous goods shipments concerning marine terminal operations. It is comprised of training and testing in safety and security awareness and general awareness / familiarization covering specific training on use of the dangerous goods list, hazard communication, documentation, segregation, and emergency response information.

Module 1 -Introduction to the IMDG Code An introduction to Dangerous Goods and the IMDG Code format.

  • Includes an overview of the training and security requirements as well as Emergency Response and Incident Reporting.
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods, also known as Hazardous Materials.
  • Structure of the Dangerous Goods List
  • Emergency Response - IMDG

Module 2 - CTU Placarding and Marking -

  • Reviews the IMDG Code requirements for basic package marking and labeling and the placarding and marking requirements for cargo transport units.

Module 3 - Documentation

  • Covers applying the IMDG Code regulations:  specifically examining the documentation required throughout the ocean portion of the transportation chain and its application.

Module 4 - Stowage and Segregation

  • This module concentrates on the segregation requirements for incompatible cargo within CTU's. Additionally, this module provides a brief overview of the segregation requirements between incompatible containers on board container vessels

Each module includes a quiz covering its course topic.

A final test covering all course material is given after completing Module 4.

Course length is approximately 4-5 hours.


Fee: $225

(For Terminals Outside the U.S.)  Dangerous Goods Recognition for Marine Terminal personnel that may encounter Dangerous Goods in their workplace.

(For Terminals in the U.S.) Hazmat Recognition for Marine Terminal personnel that may encounter Hazardous Materials in their workplace.