An assurance service protecting agricultural cargoes against insect-related risks and damage.

Fumigation services from Intertek can protect your cargo from insect infestation related damages and risks.

Fumigation is the best method of pest control to protect agricultural products from damage and for commodities that require treatment for inter-government import or export control.

What is Fumigation?

Fumigation is a method of pest control that uses gas to exterminate pests in an enclosed space. It involves the treatment of the hold of a ship, either full of a commodity or empty. The holds of the ship must be inspected for cleanliness and insect activity prior to loading. If any pest activity is found, fumigation treatment may be required. Additionally, the product going into the hold may be infected and could potentially require fumigation treatment.

The majority of shipping fumigation is done while the vessel is in port. However, under certain government requirements and permits, “fumigation in-transit” is permitted whereby the vessel’s holds are treated during the voyage.The methods and the gases used for fumigation are selected based on the type of fumigation required and local legislation controlling which products can be used in each country.

Our Total Quality Assurance Proposition

We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise, we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers.

Our Fumigation Solution

We commit to offer trustworthy and independent service to our customers, supported with prompt feedback, attention to detail and first class execution. At your disposal is a one-stop solution for inspection services worldwide, reinforced with extensive analytical expertise and risk management tools.

We perform fumigation operations according to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Intertek offers:

  • Fumigation of silos
  • Fumigation of containers
  • Fumigation of vessels
  • In-transit fumigation
  • Fumigation of bagged products or shipments in bulk
  • J-system fumigation method
  • Use of fumigants of a premier brand, sourced from first-class suppliers
  • Clear instructions to master / vessel crew for safe and successful in-transit treatment
  • Full compliance with local and international regulations
  • Fumigation in Thailand performed under Australia Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS)
  • Reliable certification

Fumigation services for agricultural products are currently offered in selected countries, including Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya and Mozambique.

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