MSC was looking for an IMDG Code training solution which could be rolled out globally across its network of offices. The company purchased the SCORM version of IMDG Code e-learning to allow students to train using the company’s learning management system. The project team implemented the Amendment 37-14 last year and will be implementing the Amendment 38-16 training programme over the next few months. This programme utilises a wide range of the IMDG Code e-learning courses available, to ensure that staff are receiving the most appropriate training for their job role.
MSC is also incorporating the 49 CFR training module into the programme, which looks at the additional requirements in 49 CFR when shipping into/from the USA under the IMDG Code provisions.
To date, the company has successfully trained 21,000 people working as part of the worldwide MSC network. This includes agents, fleet operators and terminals.
For several years, MSC has also been using Exis Technologies Hazcheck compliance system to check shipments against the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Dirk Vande Velde, Corporate Senior Director, MSC Chemical Transports, has been working closely with Exis Technologies to implement IMDG Code compliance solutions for many years. Dirk commented:
“For some time now, we have been working very closely with Exis to replace our existing training with the Exis Dangerous Cargo training across our global network. We have been really pleased with how the relationship has developed, how well they have understood the complex needs of our business, and how their specific training tools have performed in terms of our requirements. We look forward to continuing the implementation of the current training programme.”