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Göteborg: 13 September 2023

Cargo Advice in Focus: Flighted Spongy Moth Complex (formerly known as Asian Spongy Moth)

cover picIn collaboration with the cargo experts at CWA International, The Swedish Club has produced this practical advice to assist our members in the daily operation of their vessels.

This month, we wish to highlight the flighted spongy moth complex. Outside their native range, FSMC can cause significant destruction to trees with subsequent negative effects on the wider forest ecosystem and any associated industries such as tourism, timber, and paper manufacturing. One of the major sources of FSMC transmission/movement around the world is via the maritime shipping route with FSMC egg masses being laid on ships, containers or cargo.

To read the full article, click here.

For Chinese translation, click here.

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