Combatting Invasive Species in Containerized Supply Chains

The spread of invasive species through containerized supply chains is a growing concern. Australia and New Zealand have seasonal measures against the brown marmorated stink bug. Discussions are underway among shipping lines, shippers, and governments to reduce infestations.

Proposals include using steel/composite-floored containers and sharing container movement data online.

The aim is to prevent the spread of damaging species and reduce global losses of about $220 billion per year.