Ports of Auckland to Eliminate Methyl Bromide Emissions

Ports of Auckland to Eliminate Methyl Bromide Emissions 25 May 2017 Company will require total recapture of methyl bromide by 31 December 2017 As part of Ports of Auckland’s ambition to be the most sustainable port in New Zealand, the company will require the total recapture of methyl bromide gas used for container fumigation by …[Read more…]

Proposal to discharge toxic gas at Tauranga Port declined

An application to discharge methyl bromide into the air at the Port of Tauranga has been declined. The discharge of the gas was in relation to the pre-shipment fumigation of export logs. The application, made by Envirofume Limited to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, was declined by an Independent Commissioner on the grounds that …[Read more…]

LOCAL: New guidance released to prevent harm, death, to container-workers

Three separate guidelines have been published by Safe Work Australia. One set of guidelines addresses general hazards associated with container unpacking including falls from height, being hit by falling objects, being hit by mobile equipment, chemicals, and hazardous manual tasks, among other things. The other two guidelines specifically relate to chemical exposure. Director of Occupational …[Read more…]

Three people taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital after being overcome by fumes from shipping container at Churchill Rd, Kilburn

February 16, 2016 The Advertiser THREE people have been taken to hospital after being “overcome” by fumes from a shipping container at Kilburn.Firefighters and paramedics were called to Churchill Rd, Kilburn, after the trio were overcome by fumes about 9.30am.An SA Ambulance spokeswoman said one man in his 30s and two other people were taken …[Read more…]

Safe Work Australia imposes new requirements

Safe Work Australia has issued new Guidelines governing safe unpacking procedures for imported shipping containers. This follows a detailed evaluation of the risks of toxic gases in containers – from fumigation and other sources – in Australia. This study showed that a significant percentage of imported containers contained unsafe levels of toxic gas, similar to …[Read more…]

Three people taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital after being overcome by fumes from shipping container at Churchill Rd, Kilburn

Nordiko has been educating those working in the container industry of the risk of toxic gases in the imported containers for many years. This incident in south Australia shows how real the problem, This could have been prevented by using appropriate gas detection and ventilation equipment: “Source: The Advertiser Adelaide date: 16 Feb 2016″ ” …[Read more…]

NZ tackles methyl bromide head on with radical new technology

New Zealand’s CentrePort has introduced mandatory technology to use for recapture of methyl bromide gas. Download Full Newsletter: Click here

NZ tackles methyl bromide head on with radical new technology

NZ tackles methyl bromide head on with radical new technology by ANASTASSIA PERETS — last modified Feb 26, 2014 10:54 AM New Zealand’s CentrePort in Wellington has introduced mandatory technology to use for recapture of gas methyl bromide, reports ANASTASSIA PERETS METHYL bromide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless poison that is potentially deadly to …[Read more…]

Swedish Gas in Containers Article 2013

Work Inside Ocean Freight Containers – Personal Exposure to Off-Gassing Chemicals : More than 500 million ocean freight container units are shipped annually between countries and continents. Residual levels of fumigants, as well as naturally occurring off-gassing chemicals emanating from the goods, constitute safety risks, which may affect uniformed workers upon entering the container. Download …[Read more…]

OzoNews – Company adopts Recapture Technology

 Article on OzoNews: New Zealand Port Company Adopts Recapture Technology for Methyl Bromide.  Download full Article here: Recapture Technology for Methyl Bromide Find Full Detail at OzoNews  Read about Thailand’s major Port or Tauranga Ports where the recapturing of Methyl Bromide is also being introduced