Exis Technologies launches Amendment 35-10 version of IMDG Code e-learning course, 28 March 2011 Mandatory training for shore-side staff involved in dangerous goods transport by sea is a requirement of the IMDG Code. Shore-side staff that require IMDG Code training include shippers, freight forwarders, container packers and consolidators, shipping line booking staff, stevedores, port and terminal operators. Exis has developed the computer-based training tool, IMDG Code e-learning, with the support of IMO and industry bodies to address the urgent need to train large numbers of staff worldwide economically and flexibly, but to a high standard. The course is in use by thousands of students worldwide. Exis is now launching the Amendment 35-10 version of the course with new features and purchase options. There are two levels of training for shore side staff as follows: - General awareness: for staff requiring a familiarisation with the IMDG Code requirements. The IMDG Code e-learning on the Web General Awareness course is now available to purchase. - Function-specific: for staff directly involved in dangerous goods transport. The function specific course configuration follows the recommended training needs in 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 of the IMDG Code. The IMDG Code e-learning on the Web Function Specific course will be available to purchase from May 2011. IMDG Code e-learning can be purchased for the Web, Intranet or Windows to make training flexible and affordable for a wide variety of companies from large global operations down to small companies or even individuals. It is also available as SCORM packages for incorporation into learning management systems. Amendment 35-10 of the course includes an improved study experience with concise, easy to read elements and enhanced graphical presentation. A condensed Amendment 35-10 update course will be available for students who have already taken an Amendment 34-08 training course to allow them to transition to the next Amendment quickly and effortlessly. Further developments are planned for this year with the launch of foreign language versions of the course. The course is independently certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), one of the world's leading classification societies. The course is sponsored by the TT Club and supported by ICHCA (International Cargo Handling Association).