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Federal Clearing & Forwarding
Fumigation containers for shipping is a process of exterminating living organisms. In particular, it refers to pests that hollow the tubules in the wooden material and nest in them, and then along with the load are transferred to other parts of the world. It is primarily aimed at reducing the risk of spreading quarantine pests in international trade. Methyl Bromide is commonly used as a fumigant for fumigation all over the world, but it is currently prohibited in the European Union. Another widely used fumigant is Chloropicrin.

ISPM 15 Standard is used to describe the method of treatment of wooden packaging. Fumigation works are carried out under the supervision of the State Plant Protection Service, following the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM number 15 of the International IPPC Convention on Plant Protection.

Crating provides the highest level of protection against damage and loss. This method of packing is used for high-value, fragile items, overweight items, and easily damaged Items. The advantage of using a crate is protection; the disadvantage is its added weight, size and cost.

We offer both slattered and fully enclosed crates, light and heavy duty for all modes of transport. Plywood crates can also be built to size, giving you a fully enclosed crate that is secure and lightweight for airfreight purposes where weight and volume savings are essential.

Alternatively, we recommend using cardboard crating. This type of custom crating solution for packing your freight cargo is light-weight, environmentally friendly and sized to specification. The crates are strong and shock-absorbent, they are stackable and flat-packable. They are simple to assemble, requiring no tools, as well as being lightweight – made from paper.

The Interlok Crates are 100% recyclable and biodegradable and a lightweight alternative to timber.
Freight Crates are made from biodegradable materials, and have a high strength-to-weight ratio, able to withstand loads up to 1 ton.

Palletizing consists of placing goods together on top of a pallet to consolidate the load, making it easier and safer for loading and offloading with a forklift. It also prevents the goods from being loose and possibly going missing in transit. You can use plastic or wooden pallets, however, it is important to make sure the timber is ISPM15-compliant, so no fumigation is necessary for exporting worldwide.

We also pack household effects for export, including boxes, crating of paintings and small fragile cargo, wrapping of furniture as well as loading of the container.

What is required when items on the dangerous goods list are transported? A multi-modal dangerous goods form may be used when transporting dangerous goods by road, rail or sea, but for shipments by air, the specific IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) or ‘Shipper’s Declaration’ form must be used.

What type of packaging should be used for items on the dangerous goods list?

For dangerous goods, the main packaging requirement is that they should be packed in UN packaging.

Types of packaging include:

  • 4G fibreboard boxes
  • 1H1 & 1H2 plastic drums
  • 3H1 plastic jerricans
  • Metal and plastic inner packaging
  • Vermiculite
  • Infectious substance packaging
  • Temperature-controlled packaging for bio samples

Labels identify the specific hazards posed by the materials in a dangerous goods package. These labels rely on specific colors, codes, and pictograms to clearly and immediately identify the type of materials in the package.

Markings describe the name, identification number, instructions, cautions, weight, specification, UN and class, which are required on the outer packaging of hazardous materials or dangerous goods.