New inspection and repair criteria to address pest contamination

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The international supply chain handles 250 million containers yearly and requires proper maintenance. To address the issue of pest contamination, the Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria (UCIRC) has been updated by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and the World Shipping Council (WSC). The revised UCIRC now includes inspection criteria for pest contamination at container depots and other handover facilities. It emphasizes the importance of removing visible pests before dispatching containers and aligns with guidelines for preventing pest contamination. The responsibility for the safety of the supply chain lies with all involved parties.

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