Heat and chemical fumigation
Authorized fumigation operators
The possible presence of parasites in crates, pallets or packages requires particular care to prevent problems to the ecosystem when shipping from one continent to another. Heat or chemical fumigation is used to eliminate parasites from all the structures needed for the transport of goods that are shipped inside a container.
Over the years, Vecon has set up a number of terminal areas dedicated to fumigation treatments, reaching a treatment capacity of up to 50 containers per day; there are separate areas according to the type of gas or substance injected into the container where authorized operators can perform the fumigation process safely under the coordination of the terminal.
Against brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB)
To combat the spreading of the brown marmorated stink bug in Australia and New Zealand (Australian Government – Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug), the terminal offers a fumigation service either by chemical treatment (sulfuryl fluoride, Profume and Phosphine) or HT heat treatment (50°C for at least 20 minutes). The latter can also be carried out on oversized cargo using a special covering that seals the load and makes it possible to eliminate the parasites.