DANGEROUS GOODS IN MACS3
The MACS3 Loading Computer has successfully complied with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code amendment 40-20. The MACS3 Loading Computer is setting the industry standard in maximizing operational safety for container vessels as well as efficient loading operations worldwide.
“When it comes to handling dangerous goods, safety is not just part of the job - it is the job,” said Younus Aftab, Chief Product Officer at Navis. “The increasing number of incidents at sea clearly emphasizes the importance of prioritizing safety for daily operations. With dangerous goods, there is just too much at the stake including legal sanctions and incidents leading to collateral damages, so it is imperative that appropriate safety measures not be overlooked and that key stakeholders across the ocean shipping supply chain operate with seamless solutions.”
What has changed in Amendment 40-20 that is applicable to MACS3?
- There are 4 new UN Numbers added.
Changes within the DG List
- Several updates to the existing packaging instructions and as well as new instructions introduced.
- All explosive articles, with the packing instruction - P130, have now LP101 too.
- SP392 has been added to column 6 for several compressed gas entries.
- There is a new "H5" handling code applicable to the class 6.2 infectious substances.
- TP 35/37/38/39 were dependent on dates. They are now expired that's why they are removed from column 15 for several entries.
- Changes in the description of SP76.
Changes in Segregation and Stowage Rules
- Several amendments to the current entries in the segregation groups - 7, 8, 11, 15, 17 and 18.
- A change in the WASTE stowage category - SW22 is now applicable for the waste gas cartridges and aerosols.
- SG27, SG28 and SG34 applying to some explosives and says "separated from" instead of "away from"
- SG52 was reviewed and some changes were made.