Fumigation

We can help you with shipping container fumigation

At DNV Transport we can assist with unpacking imported shipping containers. Our port of Brisbane facilities has an onsite designated fumigation pad area, if quarantine authorities issue an order for container fumigation.

We can perform container fumigation on shipping containers and we also have the equipment and transport to collect the container from the wharf on your behalf. The most common size shipping containers are standard 20-foot and 40-foot, but we can also fumigate containers outside this size as well as fumigate machinery such as agricultural machinery and packing materials. Our site has QAP (Quarantine Approved Premises) accreditation 1.1 and 11.2 and we have the equipment to complete all import fumigation requirements as directed by quarantine.

If you are exporting a container we can do a container fumigation and issue you or the freight forwarding company a fumigation certificate to ensure a smooth process at the receiving end.

How container fumigation helps Australia

Fumigation helps Australia stay pest and disease free by destroying any pest infestations or harmful living organisms. Risks can come from timber use as packing material in FCL deliveries as well as from the cleanliness of the container itself. Most importing countries make fumigation mandatory. Shipping containers must be free from flour, grains, soil, plant material, and animal products and animal contaminants such as bones, hide, and skin.

Fumigation is typically done for non-treated wood material used as packing material, such as crates and pallets. For machinery, we may also need to do a quarantine wash prior to performing the fumigation process.

Cargo may not be removed from a wharf or quarantine depot until all conditions issued by quarantine authorities have been met, relevant final and released direction documentation issued.
If you are planning to import cargo into Brisbane from another country, you should take the necessary steps to ensure your delivery doesn’t get held up when it gets here due to quarantine requirements.

Get expert help with your container import

With more than 20 years’ experience in the transport industry and our own extensive fleet and secure onsite warehouse we are well equipped to look after your container import needs.

Preparing for your container import

Once you know the date that your vessel is due at the port of Brisbane you can contact us via phone or email with relevant details so that we can start preparing for a collection. We will find out which wharf your ship will be docking at and arrange to collect your shipping container on your behalf. We will the necessary slot so that we can collect your container on time before any storage charges are incurred. We require various documents from you as an importing client so that we can complete the process correctly.

When you book your import collection with us we’ll ask you if there are any special instructions or requirements such as which way doors need to be facing when we deliver and unload your container at its destination and opening and closing hours.

If you don’t have the room at your site for a container we can deliver it to a temporary site so you can arrange it to be collected and transported to its final destination. Another option is our driver can wait at the drop off site until your team unpacks it, we’ll then take the container back to the shipping company for you.

If you need quarantine services we can assist. We are a QAP (Quarantine Approved Premise) 1.1 and 11.2 and have a quarantine section in our warehouse. We can provide tailgate inspections, fumigations, and quarantine washes where required by quarantine authorities. We have a designated field area for the purposes of fumigation. Fumigation is typically done on used machinery such as graders and tractors.

Whatever your situation, we can take care of the entire process for you. Just call or email our office any time between 6:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Call us to find out more about our Quarantine Services

Once the customs broker has completed and lodged the necessary details for the imported goods, they will then issue quarantine directions which we can take care of. For more information see our page for Import Unpack Inspections.

We conveniently located in the port of Brisbane and open Monday to Friday between 7:00am and 5:00pm. With over 20 years’ experience in the transport industry, we can assist you with your import and export related quarantine services.