Brown Marmorated Bugs (colloquially ‘stink bugs’) are being discovered in sea-freight consignments ex Italy.
This is not MPI ‘going over the top’, this is a real biosecurity issue.
Resulting from all these detections, the entire contents of containers ex Italy are being fumigated.
All shipments are lumped together.
This situation also means every container ex Italy will require an extra level of inspection.
Fumigation, re-inspection all come at a cost.
Around an extra NZD 5.00 per cubic metre as well as delays to the deliver time in some cases.
Reminder: Stink Bugs are also a major issue from the U.S as well
Bear with us on this one.