CDs, CD-ROMS, Online Subscriptions & Other Downloadable Products

This help page will tell you how to activate CDs and CD-Roms, and how to access Subscriptions and Trial Subscriptions.

How to Activate a CD

To activate a CD from IMO Publishing, you need a "Activation Code". And order to get the "Activation Code", you need an "Advance Purchase Code".

You can find the "Advance Purchase Code" on your confirmation e-mail, paper-copy receive or delivery receipt from IMO Publishing.

To obtain the "Activation Code" you can follow the instructions on the CD, when playing the CD on your computer.

Or you can go to www.imoactivate.com,  and click on the "Activate" button. Follow all instructions and paste the obtained "Activation Code" in the start up screen of your CD when playing it on your computer.

For more instructions, please download and view the pdf "Accessing a CD".

How to Activate a CD-ROM

To activate a CD-ROM from IMO Publishing, you need a "Activation Code". And order to get the "Activation Code", you need an "Advance Purchase Code".

You can find the "Advance Purchase Code" on your confirmation e-mail, paper-copy receive or delivery receipt from IMO Publishing.

To obtain the "Activation Code" you can follow the instructions on the CD-ROM, when playing the CD-ROM on your computer.

Or you can go to www.imoactivate.com, and click on the "Activate" button. Follow all instructions and paste the obtained "Activation Code" in the start up screen of your CD-ROM when playing it on your computer.

For more instructions and an example, please download and view the pdf "Activating The IMDG Code for Windows (V12), 2014".

Online Subscriptions

Online Subscriptions are the IMO Publishing databases and other interactive online books and products.

Once you have purchased your online subscription, the IMO Publishing will make it available through your IMO Publishing account. 

Please follow the instructions given, when clicking on your subscription in your account.

Below a short manual on how to access a trail or subscription.

Access A Trial or Subscription or visit the IMO Publishing page "Trial Account".

IMO Publishing Video: "IMO Database of Instruments"

After purchasing an IMO Database, you will find instructions in your IMO Publishing account. But you can find the instructions below as well in pdf.

Downloading Your E-Book, E-reader File or Subscription

Activating the Electronic IMO-Vega Database for download

For more information about IMO Publishing Databases, internet subscriptions and other software, please go to IMO Publishing.

Supplements & CDs

Certain e-readers, e-books, internet subscriptions and databases have a preview or Supplement you can inspect, before you are buying the actual product. To find out about the latest previews, supplements and CDs, please visit the IMO Publishing website.

Other Downloadable Products

Certain products can be downloaded after purchase from the IMO Publishers website. For example the IMO Vega Database.

After you have purchased your downloadable product from the IMRF Bookshop, we will process your order at IMO Publishing.

IMO Publishing will provide you with an activation code, which either the IMRF Bookshop, or the IMO Publishing will e-mail to you.

Once you have received your activation code, go to www.imoactivate.com. Follow the instructions to download your software and your activication code to get it running.

Any problems, please e-mail us at bookshop@imrf.org.uk, or e-mail directly to IMO Publishing at sales@imo.org.