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Multimodal HAZMAT Shipping

Multimodal Shipping Online

Online Training & Certification Course Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air, Road, Rail and Sea

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This course presents an overview of dangerous goods regulations regarding the shipping of hazardous materials by road, air, rail, and vessel and is designed to teach you about the hazards and safety measures involved in the handling and transportation of hazardous materials.

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What are the governing regulations?
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) oversee the regulations discussed in this course. Each has its own set of regulations; however, many parts of these regulations are similar. You will need to be able to reference each set of regulations in order to best understand the complexities of this course.

Who must take this training?
The course aims to provide employees with an understanding of hazardous materials, their potential danger, and the regulations for transporting hazardous materials by road, air, rail, and vessel.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: Around 10 percent of container cargo worldwide comprises hazardous goods, but as the following disaster makes clear, not every shipper chooses to declare the presence of hazardous materials. The process for calculating cargo risk that is currently used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the United States begins with an analysis of the cargo manifest that an ocean carrier provides about any shipment that has been accepted for transport to the United States. This cargo manifest is provided to CBP by the carrier based on information provided by a shipper about the cargo it has contracted for transport. Since the container is sealed, an ocean carrier is in no position to confirm the accuracy of the declarations it receives from its customers. Essentially, it is an honor system. Unfortunately, some shippers are not always forthcoming about the cargo they are shipping. This reality was made clear on March 21, 2006. The M/V Hyundai Fortune, a large ocean-going containership, transiting from Asia to Europe via the Suez Canal, had a catastrophic fire off the Gulf of Aden, 60 miles south of the coast of Yemen. Efforts to contain the fire failed and the crew abandoned ship. Ultimately, the ten-year old ship was sold for scrap. The cause of the fire is believed to have been a container loaded with petroleum-based cleaning fluids stowed near the engine room. The shipper failed to indicate the hazardous nature of this shipment to the Hyundai Fortune, undoubtedly to avoid the special handling fees associated with transporting hazardous materials.

Key Takeaway: Failure to comply with shipping regulations can have far-reaching and catastrophic results for people, companies, and the environment.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Governing Bodies and Regulations
    • Governing Bodies and Regulations
    • What Are Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials?
    • Who Needs This Training?
  • Classification and Hazard Classes
    • Classification
    • Hazard Classes
    • Class 1 - Explosives
    • Class 2 - Gases
    • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
    • Class 4 - Flammable Solids
    • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances
    • Class 7 - Radioactive Material
    • Class 8 - Corrosives
    • Class 9 - Miscellaneous
    • Class 9 - Dry Ice
    • Class 9 - Lithium Batteries
  • Regulations
    • How to Read the DOT's Hazardous Materials Table
    • Columns of the Hazardous Materials Table 1-10
    • Hazardous Materials Table Appendix A-B
    • How to Use the Hazardous Materials Table
    • How to Read the IMDG Code's Dangerous Goods List
    • IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List - Proper Shipping Names
    • Using the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List
    • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 1 - 3 and 18
    • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 3 - 6
    • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 7 - 9
    • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 10 - 14
    • Dangerous Goods List, Columns 15 - 16
    • Dangerous Goods List, Column 17
    • Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions for Certain Goods
    • Dangerous Goods List, Appendix A, B, and Index
    • How to Read the IATA's List of Dangerous Goods
    • Using the IATA List of Dangerous Goods
  • Communication Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) Markings
    • HMR DOT Marking
    • HMR Non-Bulk Markings
    • HMR Limited Quantities
    • HMR Bulk Markings
    • HMR Radioactive Material Markings
    • HMR Content-Specific Markings
    • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, Marking of Packages
    • IMDG Marking
    • IMDG Marking Example
    • IMDG Marking of Cargo Transport Units and Bulk Containers
    • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Section 7 - Markings
    • IATA DGR Markings
    • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking
    • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking Types A, B, and C
    • IATA DGR Radioactive Material Marking Fissile Material
  • Labeling
    • Hazardous Material Shipping Labels
    • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations
    • HMR Exceptions
    • HMR Radioactive Materials
    • HMR Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
    • HMR Label Specifications
    • IMDG Labeling of Packages
    • IATA Hazard Labels
    • IATA Labeling
  • Placarding
    • Placarding Exceptions
    • Prohibited Placarding
    • Hazardous Materials Regulations - Placarding Tables
    • HMR Placarding Table 1
    • Placarding Table 2
    • Dangerous Placard
    • Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
    • Placard Exceptions
    • Placard Specifications
    • IMDG Placarding of Cargo Transport Units and Bulk Containers
  • Packing and Packaging
    • Packing Definitions
    • Types of Containers
    • Packaging Responsibilities
    • Package Inspections
    • Determining Appropriate Packaging
    • Types of Packagings
    • UN Standard Packaging Marking
    • Hazardous Materials Regulations - Requirements for Inner Packagings
    • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
    • General Testing Requirements
    • Types of Tests
    • Bulk Packaging
    • Non-Bulk Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Exceptions - Limited and Small Quantities
  • DOT Exceptions - Limited and Small Quantities
    • Agricultural Products
    • Materials of Trade
    • Lab Packs
    • Damaged or Leaking Packages
    • Overpacks
    • Department of Defense Packaging and Special Permits
    • Reusable Packaging
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code Packing Provisions
    • IMDG Code, General Provisions for Packing Dangerous Goods
    • Overview of the List of Packing Instructions
    • Using the List of Packing Instructions
    • Special Packing Provisions for Goods of Various Classes
    • Special Packing Provisions for Infectious Substances and Radioactive Material
    • Portable Tank Instructions and Special Provisions
    • Look-Up of Portable Tank Instructions
    • Bulk Container Codes
    • Use of Bulk Containers
  • International Air Transport Association Packing and Packaging
    • IATA Class 1 - Explosives Packing Instructions
    • Class 2 - Gases Exemptions
    • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids Limited and Excepted Quantities
    • Class 4 - Flammable Solids Packing Instructions
    • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides Packing Instructions
    • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances Packing Instructions - Category A Infectious Substances
    • Class 7 - Radioactive Material
    • Class 8 - Corrosives Packing Instructions
    • Class 9 - Dry Ice/Lithium Batteries/Magnetized Material Packing Instructions
  • Handling, Loading, Stowage and Segregation
    • The Thirteen Compatibility Groups of Explosives
    • DOT Shipping by Road or Rail
    • DOT Shipping by Air
    • DOT Shipping by Vessel
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code Stowage and Segregation
    • IMDG Code: Stowage Provisions
    • Segregation
    • Consigning Operations for Cargo Transport Units
    • CTUs, Special Situations
    • Stowage and Segregation on Containerships
    • Stowage and Segregation on Ro-Ro Ships
    • Stowage and Segregation on General Cargo Ships
    • Shipborne Barges on Barge-Carrying Ships
    • Provisions for Shipborne Barge Cargo
    • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Stowage and Segregation
    • Self-Reactive Substances
    • Organic Peroxides
    • Toxic and Infectious Substances
    • Radioactive Material
    • Corrosives Limitations
    • Class 9 Dangerous Goods
    • Lithium Batteries - Limitations
  • Documentation
    • DOT Shipping Papers
    • DOT Shipping Paper Exceptions
    • Preparation of Shipping Papers
    • DOT Basic Description
    • DOT Additional Information
    • DOT Emergency Response Information
    • DOT Certification
    • DOT Retention
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code Transport Documents
    • Container/Vehicle Packing Certificate
    • Other Documentation Required Aboard the Ship
    • Preparation of Shipping Papers
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) Shipping Documentation
    • Shipper's Declaration
    • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
    • Notes Regarding Specific Materials by Class
    • Class 7 - Radioactive Materials
    • Competent Authority Certificates
    • Required Documentation by Package Type
    • Radioactive Material - Air Waybill
    • Class 9 - Dry Ice Documentation
  • Follow the Journey
    • Dry Ice
    • By Road
    • By Vessel
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Multimodal Shipping training and certification course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 10 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to the IATA DGR:

Recurrent training must take place within two years (24 months) of the previous training, unless a relevant authority defines a shorter period.

The DOT Hazmat Shipping regulations state that: Refresher – or recurrent – training is required at least every three years.

The IMO has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification within the IMDG Code.

U.S. or foreign vessels operating in the navigable waters of the United States however must adhere to the retraining requirements for HAZMAT employees as outlined in 49 CFR part 176 section 13 Responsibility for compliance and training which states:

(b) A carrier may not transport a hazardous material by vessel unless each of its HAZMAT employees involved in that transportation is trained as required by subpart H of part 172 of this subchapter.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for proof of Multimodal Shipping Online Training.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 1.0 CEUs (or 10 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More Additional related courses I may wish to purchase.

Other related Compliance Training Online® courses (see our complete list of courses) include:

NOTE: If you are shipping hazardous materials in the United States the FAA (the enforcement agency in the U.S.) requires you to have received DOT Hazardous Materials General and Security Awareness (49 CFR §172.704) training in addition to IATA DGR training.

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the "IATA DGR 61st Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.

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