Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany with a M.Sc. equivalent degree in Transport Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1995. In 2003 he completed his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Safety Science at the University of Wuppertal, Germany with a thesis about causes of maritime casualties and underlying factors.
The increasing amounts of dangerous cargo, including radioactive materials, carried overseas requires an international framework of regulations and good practice. The IMDG Code, mandatory since 2004, provides this framework incorporating basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice including advice on terminology, packing, labeling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
- Pre-emptive measures to classify and package dangerous cargoes
- Operational procedures both onboard and in port operations
- Emergency Preparedness and risk assessment
- Handling radioactive materials
- Marine insurance implications