Member Benefits

Represent members' interests at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNCOE) and the Joint Meeting of RID Committee of Experts and Working party on TDG (RID/ADR/ADN). This representation saves our companies tens of thousands of dollars a year by averting the adoption of impractical or overly restrictive regulations prior to their inclusion in the UN Model Regulations or the IMDG Code. IVODGA also provides members with detailed IMO and UN Reports before and after each session.

Representation at the US DOT, US Coast Guard, Transport Canada and other regulatory bodies. IVODGA comments and petitions on rulemaking activity to stop impractical rulemakings before they become law.

Access to internationally recognized dangerous goods consultant, IVODGA administrator, Tom Ferguson, and other technical experts. IVODGA's roster of Dangerous Goods consultants stand ready to assist member companies.

We host meetings featuring industry leaders and key regulators from around the globe providing members an opportunity to interact with key regulators in an informal environment.

Availability of first class training designed by and for the maritime industry.

Availability and discounts on the regulatory publications you need (49 CFR, IMDG Code, Storck publications, placards, ADR, UN Model Regulations, and more). IVODGA leads the way on ensuring that IMDG Code pricing is kept to affordable levels.

IVODGA Watch - a quick read email newsletter that keeps you up-date on all of the important regulatory activities.

On-line Membership Directory, a key resource for our dangerous goods professionals.

Members-only website that includes:

  • Regulatory Tools for members to use to quickly review regulatory changes and proposed changes. A web site providing Summary Tables on the United Nations Sub-Committee Of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, International Maritime Organization, Joint Meeting of RID Committee of Experts and Working Party on TDG (RID/ADR/ADN), Transport Canada and US DOT.
  • All IVODGA member employees are able to access the email newsletter and website

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