Government Reviewing Dangerous Goods Regulations

February 28, 2024
Government Reviewing Dangerous Goods Regulations

The UK government’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency are in the process of reviewing the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1997 with a view to replacing them with revised regulations.

The aim is to provide a more complete, consolidated and up to date legal framework for the carriage of dangerous goods and harmful substances by sea. The proposed new Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Harmful Substances) Regulations 2024 are set out in a more succinct format than the existing 1997 Regulations.

Between December 2023 and January 2024, the government sought views from stakeholders on all aspects of their newly proposed 2024 regulations, with feedback encouraged on the associated costs, impacts and any potential gaps or unintended consequences. That feedback has now been received and is being reviewed before a final draft of the regulations will be updated. Details can be found on the government site HERE.

It is fair to say that dangerous goods have evolved since the regulations were last updated, especially with the rise in lithium battery driven products.

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