Göteborg: 7 September 2022

The dangers of cargo fumigation

Many freight container units and bulk cargo holds on ships are treated with chemical pesticides termed fumigants. Fumigant must be applied according to the correct instructions. As holds are always unventilated for a time after fumigation, there may be a risk of excessive condensation, which can produce sweating or dripping. This can lead to cargo damage as well as fire and explosion risks.

Read the article and case study in The Swedish Club brochure 
Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires,
which has been written in cooperation with 
Dr Neil Sanders, a partner with Burgoynes. 

A printed copy can be ordered from lossprevention@swedishclub.com