Some examples of Placarding / marking of container for package of dangerous goods IMDG by sea

When shipping dangerous goods by sea it is necessary not only to placard and mark each single package but it is necessary to correctly placard also the unit of transport, as for example the container. “How to correctly mark the container?” According to the kind of goods and quantities, the labels, marks, placards and panels to use on the container will be different. To better understand how to proceed, let’s see some practical examples and solutions to prepare your container in compliance with IMDG regulations for the transport by sea.

Container transporting packed dangerous goods with different UN numbers but belonging to the same dangerous class or goods having the same UN number but in a quantity inferior to 4.000 kg. In this example container loaded with goods of only class 3

Container loaded with the same UN number (in this example UN 1266) in a quantity superior to 4000 kg of gross weight.

Container loaded with goods having the same UN number (in this example UN1266) in a quantity superior to 4000 kg of gross weight.

Container loaded with dangerous goods in limited quantity.

For goods in Limited Quantity which are also dangerous for the environment it is not required the marine pollutant mark (IMDG 3.4.5.5.3).

Container transporting packaged dangerous goods of UN3082 loaded with more than 4000 kg of gross mass.

Container transporting
dangerous goods of class 1.

The orange plate with UN number is not required for any quantity of class 1 goods. (see IMDG 5.3.2.1.1).

Container transporting dangerous goods with different UN numbers or
goods with a subsidiary risk.
In this example dangerous goods
of class 3,8 and 9.

Container transporting marine pollutant substance different from UN 3077 and 3082.
In this example the container is loaded with some organic peroxides, dangerous for the environment.

Container transporting fumigated goods or materials.

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Dangerous Labels and placards 

Dangerous placards with UN number

Panels with UN number

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