Italy BMSB Treatment Update

Due to the cooler temperatures in Italy during winter, some treatment providers are no longer able to offer fumigation (Sulfuryl Fluoride) as a method of treatment. This is expected to continue until end of February but we will monitor situation closely and will keep you updated. 

FCL Treatment Options in Italy

An updated list of the origins and the type of treatment which is able to be offered at the moment;

Origin

Fumigation – Sulfuryl Fluoride

Heat

Genoa

Advising case by case – temperature dependant

Yes

Livorno / Leghorn / La Spezia

Advising case by case – temperature dependant

Yes

Venice

No – suspended until end of January

Yes

Naples

No

Yes

Trieste

No

Yes

Ravenna

Advising case by case – temperature dependant

No

Ancona

Advising case by case – temperature dependant

Yes

The requirements for container packing at origin to allow for effective treatment is noted below for your reference. Please ensure that all suppliers in Italy are aware of these requirements as they have been outlined by the treatment providers in Italy.

Heat Treatment

  1. Cargo must be off the floor to allow air to circulate (loading on pallets will achieve the required space) 
  2. 100 cm from the doors to the cargo (treatment providers have advised this is due to the door which is   inserted to generate the heat to a high temperature to achieve the required temperature for effective treatment. If cargo is too close to the heat source, cargo could be damaged).
  3. 50 cm only from one side and 5 cm for the other side or 5 cm from each side and 50 cm in the middle of the container (as the provider needs to walk down the end of the container to place probes to record temperature)
  4. 90 cm from the cargo to the roof of the container
  5. Shrink-wrap must be pierced on every side to allow the heat to work properly and the packages must have space between them to circulate air
  6. The treatment provider requires photos of the cargo to determine packing is acceptable to be able to treat cargo effectively.

Fumigation – Sulfuryl Fluoride

  1. Cargo must be off the floor to allow air to circulate (loading on pallets will achieve the required space) 
  2. Minimum of 40 cm from the cargo to the doors
  3. 50 cm from one side (as the provider needs to walk down the end of the container to place probes) and 10 cm for the other side or  90 cm from the cargo to the top of the container and 10-15 cm from the sides – please note if space is not sufficient on sides then the treatment provider will have to walk over top of cargo to place the probes.
  4. Shrink-wrap must be pierced on every side to allow the heat to work properly and the packages must have space between them to circulate air
  5. The treatment provider requires photos of the cargo to determine packing is acceptable to be able to treat cargo effectively

FCL Fumigation at Transhipment
On certain carriers there is the option to treat the cargo at transhipment. This is possible on services that tranship through ports where there is an approved offshore BMSB treatment provider and is subject to prior approval with the shipping line.

Please discuss this with your Mondiale representative if this is an option that you would like to explore further.

Treatment Shut Down Period 23/12/19 to 07/01/20
We have been advised that there is a shut-down period with the treatment providers at origin between 23rd December and 7th January 2020. During this period only cargo which is exempt will be able to ship ex Italy.

For LCL cargo this will mean we will only be able to load cargo which is considered ‘sensitive’ by MPI and exempt from requiring treatment on the Cap Jackson which closes 30th December 2019.

The next vessel which we will be able to accept LCL target risk goods from Italy will be the Halifax Express closing 6th  January 2020.

Please contact your Mondiale representative if you do require any further information or clarification.

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