IMDG Code on CD, 2006 (Product code
I am writing with news of a new distribution system
for the IMDG Code on CD, Version 8.0 (Product code
DF200M), that will operate from the release later this
year of the IMDG Code, 2006 edition (Product code IF200E). Instead of distributors
pre-purchasing stock we will include a free CD with the
printed book, shrink-wrapped on to the cover and make
further CDs available free to distributors. The CDs are
activated when you have made the sale to your customer
by supplying him an activation code. It will work like
- The CD includes a free demonstration of the IMDG
Code and instructions for your customers to contact
their distributor to purchase and get an activation
- You purchase activation codes at your discounted
price from a new dedicated website, to be announced.
You will need to register once and can then pay online
at any time. It will also be possible to pay by
invoice and bank transfer.
- The current price list will continue to apply, for
both new and 'existing' customers (these sales will,
in future, be termed 'upgrades' to the CD) at GBP £245
and GBP £140 respectively.
- The new activation code will tie the product to
the computer on which it is loaded, reducing
fraudulent use. The same CD can be used on other PCs,
but would require a new activation code.
- It is important that you inform your customers
that they should contact you to purchase the
- Additional free CDs will be available on request
to service your renewing customers and for new sales
independent of the books.
There will be an e-mail technical support desk for
any questions or issues. The CD contains English, French
and Spanish versions of the IMDG Code.
N E W : IMDG Code Interactive Training
Also on the CD will be a new interactive IMDG Code
e-learning training course, product code D211E, designed
for shore-side personnel: shippers, forwarders, shipping
line booking staff, agents, container consolidators and
packers. This course will be in English only. The urgent
need for increased training for this sector has been
evident for some time.
The course precisely follows the requirements laid
down in Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code, in particular the
function-specific training requirements in 188.8.131.52. On
starting the course, each student specifies their role
from a checklist and the course is automatically
configured for them. It comprises modules dealing with
relevant topics such as classification or packaging,
each with a self-assessment test. The test scores build
towards an end-of -course mark and certificate. The
course structure corresponds to a new Standard of
Competence of Shore Based Dangerous Goods Personnel that
will be published and administered by the classification
society Det Norkse Veritas (DNV).
The average cost per student will be approximately
EURO €125/USD $150/GBP £85. The course will be sold by
exactly the same activation code system as the IMDG Code
CD. Normal distributor discounts will apply and there is
a dedicated website for the product.
Full details and a pricelist will be published and
sent to you in August. Please contact
me if you require graphics for catalogue printing at
I hope you agree that this innovation will open up
new sales opportunities for the electronic products and
will simplify your administration.
Roberto G. Cheer
Head, Sales &
IMO Publishing Service