Degassing involves opening the container and allowing the gasses to blow away under supervision of a certified ‘gas doctor’.
In the conditioned environment at the terminal, methyl bromide is used for gassing the containers for export purposes. Moths, beetles, cockroaches, mites and eels are every shipper’s worst nightmare. Without countermeasures, container loads can fall victim to these unwelcome guests. In addition, many countries ban the imports of foreign life forms that constitute a threat to their domestic ecosystems.