Regulations for dangerous goods

Read here which regulations governing the transport of dangerous goods are employed by Royal Arctic Line

The IMDG code
Royal Arctic Line carries all dangerous goods in compliance with the national regulations that are laid down by the Danish Maritime Authority and the international regulations which are laid down by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The international regulations for transportation by sea of dangerous goods are set out in the code for International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG). The IMDG code is revised every other year and lays out, among other things, the regulations for:

  • Classification, responsibility, packing instructions, documentation, separation etc..
  • UN’s list of dangerous substances and requirements for their transportation
  • Emergency procedures

The SOLAS convention
The International Convention for Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS Convention) is broadly speaking about all aspects of safety at sea - including technical installations, fire fighting, life-saving appliances, handling of dangerous goods and communication equipment.

The first version of the convention was adopted in 1917 after the repercussions following the loss of the Titanic. It was subsequently revised in 1929 and 1948 before being adopted as the first convention in the IMO, when this organization was founded in 1960.

The SOLAS convention was updated and amended in 1974. There have been several subsequent amendments, including resolutions for international harmonization of SAR actions (1979), the satellite system Inmarsat (1982), stricter procedures for distress calls (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - GMDSS), and higher safety requirements for ferries (1988).

If you have questions about transportation of dangerous goods you are welcome to contact the operations department, telephone +299 34 91 17 or



Dangerous goods declarations

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