Antwerp, October/November 2024 – date to be confirmed

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  • Course name IMDG Training Course
  • Training objective Acquiring general knowledge about shipments of “packed dangerous cargo” and the use/structure of the IMDG Code - including classification, packing, securing, segregation, documentation, marking, labelling, stowage, risks and EMY management - being able to “audit” a dangerous cargo shipment
  • Prerequisites Familiar with the English language, both spoken and written
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainers Walter Vervloesem (FNI) (Director IMCS Training Academy BV)
    Capt. Carmen Dewilde (3Pines BV)
    Sax De Keesmaecker (De Keersmaecker NV)
  • Course format PowerPoint – DVD/video – practical training – workshops – mock scenarios
  • Course language English
  • Supporting information Pre-course information and course syllabus
  • Pre-course training Some experience with shipping & containers (work or studies)
    one month before the training course, and after registration/payment, candidates will receive a training package by e-mail allowing them to prepare for the training course
  • Max. number of delegates 15
  • Target group/delegate profile Surveyors & maritime consultants, shipping companies and DPA’s, shippers, booking agents, consolidators, …
  • Venue To be announced
  • Cost Public training : 1300 EUR/person (excl. VAT)

    Unless otherwise mentioned on the (pro-forma) invoice, the full amount of the (pro-forma) invoice is payable prior to the course’s start date.

    In-house training : organised at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training. For details please contact us on
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  • Certification An IMCS Training Academy certificate + a certificate of Continuous Professional Development of the Nautical Institute will be issued at the end of the course
  • Registration Please fill out the registration form or send an email with the participant’s name, company details, email address and mobile phone number to
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  • all day
    • history, legal issues, definitions, classification, consignment procedures
    • how and why was the IMDG Code developed
    • how is the IMDG Code internationally embedded in legal structures and how can/should it be locally
    • definitions and terms used (chapter 1 of the IMDG Code)
    • how to classify dangerous goods (chapter 2 of the IMDG Code)
    • correct classification, documentation, marking and labelling (based on chapter 3 of the dangerous goods list and chapter 5 of the consignment procedures)
    • different types of packing (chapter 4 & 6 of the IMDG Code – e.g. inner and outer packing, jerry cans, drums, IBC’s, tank containers)
    • segregation of IMDG cargo (chapter 3 & 7 of the IMDG Code) – practical exercise
    • actual bookings – workshop and integrated exercise
    • evening function : container terminal visit & practical exercise
  • all day
    • segregation between containers, trailers, …
    • stowage of containers (based on the IMDG Code and Doc of Compliance)
    • covering different types of ships (container, general cargo, ferry, Ro-Ro)
    • special permits, exemptions
    • securing of cargo in containers, on board of ships (in holds & on deck)
    • dealing with incidents, risk assessment & EMY management on board of ships and ashore
    • exercises – tests
    • evaluation
    • training debriefing and closing course.
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