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?
- The topic “subsidiary risk(s)” was renamed in “subsidiary hazard(s)”.
- The segregation groups have been renamed: Instead of using the complete name such as acids, chlorites etc. the abbreviation code (SSG1 – SGG18) is used.
- There are 14 new entries in total in the dangerous goods (DG) list.
Changes within the DG List
- Change of the stowage category for several class 1 entries
- Many substances have now been assigned SG35, SG36 and/or SG49 (stow separated from acids/alkalis/cyanides)
- Update of the Emergency Schedule (EmS) guide according to changes in the DG list.
Changes in Segregation and Stowage Rules
- New segregation exemption for organic peroxides (UN numbers 3101-3120)
- Amendment to segregation code SG1
- New segregation codes SG76, SG77, SG78