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Bugs: Could Be the Biggest Issue in Container Shipping Since VGM 2018-10-25

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The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has warned that the “biggest issue since VGM [container weighing]” is on the cards.
 
This week, GSF met with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Arizona. IPPC is investigating concerns that parasites and other invasive species are being spread globally on the outside of containers, contributing to the demise of local ecodiversity.
 
“It’s a big issue,” said James Hookham, secretary general of GSF. “There is heightened anxiety that contaminating species are travelling on containers via bird poo, snails and parasites.”
 
“We want to help the IPPC understand how complex it would be to legislate on the cleaning of the outside of containers, and instead promote awareness of the issue through self-regulation,” added Mr. Hookham, speaking at the TIACA ACF in Toronto last week.
 
Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

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Source: CIFFA 
 
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