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The Evolving Law and Regulation of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Sea – The IMDG Code and the IMSBC Code

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Abstract: The current article is practice-oriented and is intended for shipowners and sea carriers as well as for practitioners and students who wish to revise or expand their knowledge on this specific area of the carriage of goods by sea. The paper provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the main instrument regulating the carriage of dangerous cargo – the IMDG Code. Further, Section II of the paper addresses also the carriage of solid bulk cargo (the IMSBC Code) and the most frequent problems and hazards which are associated with the transportation of such cargo. In general, the paper analyses the process of carriage of hazardous cargo from the perspective of the carrier, and, thus, it may be used as a guide to the carriage of dangerous goods.

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