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18 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:42 GMT+2

July 13, 2022

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The Commission for Phytosanitary Measures has set up a Advisory Group to Assess Potential Contamination from container pests

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association will participate in the work

The Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the UN Board overseeing the International Convention on plant protection (IPPC), has set up a group advisory to health experts to assess potential pest contamination of sea containers. Of the new Container Cleanliness Industry Advisory Group (CCIAG), which will provide tips, tricks and recommendations on cleaning the interior and the exterior of intermodal containers and their cargoes and risks of pest contamination in the supply chain international containerized, has been called to be part of the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA International), the organization whose purpose is the improvement of the safety, sustainability, productivity and efficiency cargo handling and goods handling by all modalities and within all phases of national and international supply chain supply chains.

On the occasion of the establishment of the CCIAG it was recalling that world food security and biodiversity are at risk due to pest contamination, with pests and diseases of plants that are responsible for the loss of up to 40% of the world's food crops and consequent economic losses that exceed 22 billion dollars per year.

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