Pest Week – Day 2: Guidance from The TT Club
Today’s content is produced by: The TT Club
The TT Club has a first-class reputation for quality, proactive messaging and learning on transport safety throughout the supply chain.
Here are four animated videos that can be downloaded from TT Club’s web site and used to support learning, toolbox talks and other communications on managing the risk of invasive pests. The material complements the Code of Practice for Packing Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code).
- Invasive pests – unit and cargo cleanliness: shows how debris from the previous load may be contaminated and can contaminate the cargo to be packed if this debris is not thoroughly cleared. https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/video-library/invasive-pests-unit-and-cargo-cleanliness/
- Invasive pests – unit cleanliness pre-packing: describes how mud and vegetation can harbour invasive pests and the importance of ensuring containers are clean prior to use. https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/video-library/invasive-pests-unit-cleanliness-pre-packing/
- Invasive pests – lighting risks: packing a container at night under bright lights can attract unwanted insects that can then be transported across the globe. https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/video-library/invasive-pests-lighting-risks/
- Invasive pests – transit conditions: routing may expose the unit to pest contamination. To mitigate the risk, ensure containers are clean prior to loading aboard a ship. https://www.ttclub.com/news-and-resources/video-library/invasive-pests-transit-conditions/
World food security and biodiversity is at risk from contaminating pests. Plant pests and diseases are responsible for the loss of up to 40% of global food crops and trade losses exceeding $220bn annually. The UN Commission on Phytosanitary Measures’ expert Focus Group and Industry Advisory Group are looking at potential pest contamination on sea containers. In particular: container exterior and interior cleanliness, cargo cleanliness as well as risks of pest contamination in the international containerized supply chain. ICHCA is part of the Industry Advisory group.
Following on from the successful international sea container conference last week, we are taking the opportunity to promote current guidance and information from various sources that address the management of invasive pest risk.
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