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Quarantine Fumigation

In today’s economy, it is a common practise for businesses to transport goods and commodities between countries via shipment or aircraft. In the process of goods import or export, it provides pests many opportunities to infest the cargo and enter into the country. Quarantine fumigation is conducted to keep these disease carrying pests from doing so.

Quarantine fumigation is required based on cargo carried and countries export to. There are mainly 2 quarantine fumigation carried out in Malaysia:

  • Vessel Fumigation
  • Container Fumigation

Vessel Fumigation

Pest infestation is not uncommon on-board vessels and ships, it is essential to take charge of the situation to eliminate pests especially rats, as part of legal requirements. Prior to conducting vessel fumigation, it is necessary to vacate risk areas and ensure that effort has been made to seal all openings to prevent the fumigant used from escaping.

Re-entry into the fumigation area is only allowed when it has been declared safe and free of gas by the fumigators-in-charge. This is after tests are carried out to confirm the gas concentration level is below OES (Occupational Exposure Standard).

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Container Fumigation

Fumigating shipping containers is usually a standard protocol for many countries to prevent pests that carry diseases from entering. There are 2 types of container fumigation which is categorised by the volume of shipment goods, mainly full container load and loose container load fumigation

Full Container Load Fumigation

Full Container Load (FCL) fumigation is conducted for goods that fill up an entire container. The container is fumigated and help for a minimum period before being ventilated.

As fumigants are controlled chemicals, improper fumigation practices might reclassify all goods into dangerous goods, which will incur further costs and waiting time.

That’s why engaging with a trusted fumigation company is crucial. A fumigation certificate is issued for all treated contents and the container by Rentokil to assure all proper procedures were followed.

Loose Container Load Fumigation

Loose Container Load fumigation refers to the fumigation of small packages that would not fill the entire container. The fumigation process is largely the same as full container load fumigation, except the items are kept separate.

Why Rentokil Fumigation?

  • Licensed Fumigators - Our team of fumigators are licensed by the Malaysia Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (MAFAS) and are highly-trained to advise exporters on ways to protect their shipments

  • Deliver Service Promise - At Rentokil we are committed to bringing value through our offerings from tailored solutions, online reporting to supporting audits for our customers

  • Safety & Health Standards Compliant - Our team of fumigators are well trained to work the highest level of safety standards to ensure jobs are carried out safely

  • Effective & Safe Service - We are committed to ensure that fumigation is carried out

    • effectively by ensuring the fumigants are properly exposed
    • safely by allowing a minimum ventilation period of 24 hours before release

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