LNG IWT Project Database

International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code, IMO)

Type of project

StudyRegulationGuideline/StandardPlatformFundingImplementation

Place in LNG chain

SupplyStorageDistributionLNG as CargoBunkeringLNG as Fuel

IWT Corridor

Belgian & Dutch Inland WaterwaysDanube & MainElbe & Northern German Inland WaterwaysPoRhineRhone & SaoneSeine & Northern FranceThamesOther Inland Waterway/Not definedMaritime (IWT-relevant)Wadden Sea

Project status

Completed

Year of project completion

1983

Number of ships

Port

Project partners

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Countries

  • International (IMO: 170 Members)

Study to download

Technical data

Notes/comments

The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) applies to gas carriers constructed on or after1 July 1986. Gas carriers constructed before that date should comply with the requirements of the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk or the Code for Existing Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk.

The purposes of these codes is to provide an international standard for the safe transport by sea in bulk of liquefied gases and certain other substances, by prescribing the design and construction standards of ships involved in such transport and the equipment they should carry so as to minimize the risk to the ship, its crew and to the environment, having regard to the nature of the products involved.

The IGC Code is reviewed regularly and can be purchased from IMO Publications. (Source: IMO website, see link above)

Last modified: February 9, 2016