Port to Port

Definition of P2P

  • Fumigation performed at loading port
  • Reception of the vessel at destination under the same standards for degassing operation and coordination with local entities
  • Port to port service

    Port-to-port service can be defined as a necessary and sometimes unavoidable final component of the process of marine fumigation provided by the IMFO Group.

    Necessary because quarantine authorities in different countries very often have different and very specific norms of the permissible level of residue gas in imported cargo. And unavoidable because only qualified fumigation companies, experienced and properly equipped, can perform ventilation of the fumigated goods at discharge port.

    Advantages

  • Avoid extra costs at destination in terms of demurrage and re-fumigation
  • To secure customers from losses due to non-controllable factors, which may effect process of in-transit fumigation
  • To increase level of safety and efficacy for marine fumigation (seafarers)
  • To promote a common approach to safety and efficacy for marine fumigation (fumigators)
  • Warranty at destination
  • Common interest

    Usually, upon receipt of a nomination for fumigation an IMFO member informs the customer and all parties concerned about the apparent presence of the specific requirements of the quarantine or other authorities in charge at the port of destination and as well notifies the customer about the availability of port-to-port service. Even so, the customer is left free to make his own decision as for whether to use the proposed option.

    In it common rule that IMFO members both at the port of loading and port of discharge accord favourable treatment for the vessel/ fumigation object and other parties concerned exerting every effort to render assistance to the IMFO member in need of degassing or re-fumigation services at the minimal cost agreed in the interest of each IMFO member and in the common interest of promotion and the prestige of the IMFO Group.

    It is possible that on providing port-to-port service, IMFO members may resort to assistance of other fumigation companies where there is no IMFO membership, also doing their best to comply with the existing high professional standards.

    Fumigation clearance

    FUMIGATION CLEARANCE at destination by qualified operator is necessary to allow safe discharging and to confirm the marine fumigation efficacy.

    On arrival

    Degassing

    Control

    Certification

    The fumigation clearance procedure include:

  • Cargo Degassing (passive or forced venting)
  • Concentration Measurement (instrumental)
  • Residue materials Removal and Disposal
  • Certification (Gas Fee or Clearance)
  • IMO Recommendations:

  • 5.1.1. Qualified operators only
  • 5.1.2. Clearance certificate
  • Lack of the fumigation clearance arrangement at destination may turn the expected economical effect of marine fumigation into considerable loss.

    Conclusion

    Remember that fumigant application at load port is the first stage of fumigation only;

    Always consider specific requirements of destination country when choosing fumigation method;

    Make sure of ship’s IMO/IMDG Code compliance (safety and medical kits availability);

    Always use qualified fumigation providers at load and discharge ports

    Delay contracting fumigator until loading operations start;

    Rely on fumigation success based on fumigant application only;

    Sacrifice fumigant exposure time for sake of voyage time;

    Engage ship’s personnel into operations with fumigants (against IMO/IMDG)

    Interaction of the Parties

    Usually, upon receipt of a nomination for fumigation an IMFO member informs the customer and all parties concerned about the apparent presence of the specific requirements of the quarantine or other authorities in charge at the port of destination and as well notifies the customer about the availability of port-to-port service. Even so, the customer is left free to make his own decision as for whether to use the proposed option.

    In it common rule that IMFO members both at the port of loading and port of discharge accord favourable treatment for the vessel/ fumigation object and other parties concerned exerting every effort to render assistance to the IMFO member in need of degassing or re-fumigation services at the minimal cost agreed in the interest of each IMFO member and in the common interest of promotion and the prestige of the IMFO Group.

    It is possible that on providing port-to-port service, IMFO members may resort to assistance of other fumigation companies where there is no IMFO membership, also doing their best to comply with the existing high professional standards.

    Definition of P2P

  • Fumigation performed at loading port
  • Reception of the vessel at destination under the same standards for degassing operation and coordination with local entities
  • Advantages

  • Avoid extra costs at destination in terms of demurrage and re-fumigation
  • To secure customers from losses due to non-controllable factors, which may effect process of in-transit fumigation
  • To increase level of safety and efficacy for marine fumigation (seafarers)
  • To promote a common approach to safety and efficacy for marine fumigation (fumigators)
  • Warranty at destination