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P&I Club reissues dangerous goods books

[ September 17, 2013   //   ]

ukp&i-DinoCaroussisThe UK P&I Club has revised and reissued the four booklets in its ‘Book it Right and Pack it Tight’ series. First produced eight years ago, the guides have been updated to embrace changes brought in by amendments to the the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

The booklets explain how all those involved in particular stages of the logistics chain should follow the IMDG Code and work to its stipulations in preparing containerised shipments of packaged dangerous goods for carriage by sea. The second part of each booklet is a comprehensive guide to the Code itself.

They have been compiled by Richard Masters for the UK Club’s Carefully To Carry Committee, with advice and information from China Ocean Shipping Company, Evergreen Marine Corp, Exis Technologies Limited, Maersk Group, Malaysia International Shipping Company, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Orient Overseas Container Line and P&O Nedlloyd.

They are designed for: shippers and forwarders, who classify dangerous goods and prepare documentation, shipping line booking staff, managers and supervisors of organisations which pack dangerous goods into shipping containers and fork lift operators who work inside containers stacking, loading and securing dangerous goods

The books will be available in English and Chinese.

As well as being provided to its containership operating members, the UK P&I Club is also forwarding copies to the International Chamber of Shipping publications store for sale on behalf of the Club ( They are expected to be available by the end of the month.
The UK P&I Club and Exis Technologies are also offering a free mobile app that complements the DG guides and provides quick and easy access to information in the IMDG Code Dangerous Good List (DGL). See:

There are also four Powerpoint presentations as additional training aids, each of which provides complementary material to support the guidebooks. These presentations can be downloaded from the loss prevention section of the UK Club website –