Invasive pests - lighting risks
Packing a container at night under bright lights can attract unwanted insects that can then be transported across the globe. Ensure you mitigate the risk by implementing seasonal measures for packing in hours of darkness.
This animation has been developed in partnership with the Cargo Integrity Group.
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Invasive pests - unit and cargo cleanliness
Debris from the previous load may be contaminated, as can the cargo to be packed if this debris is not thoroughly cleared. To mitigate the risk, always clean inside of the unit before returning it to the supply chain and ensure the cargo to be packed is free from pests.
Various sources of potential pest contamination exist throughout the global freight supply chain. Both national legislatures and multinational regulators are keen to minimise potentially devastating consequences to agriculture and the natural environment that unwanted invasive pests can deliver. All those involved in the movement of cargo internationally must heighten their awareness and tighten biosecurity measures.