The Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS) is a long- term strategy developed by industry in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries to manage biosecurity risks associated with sea containers at the port of loading.
The system aims to reduce biosecurity risk to Australia and New Zealand at the port of loading by introducing robust contaminant management systems , including:
- implementation of effective container cleaning processes
- prevention of re-contamination of cleaned containers
- raising awareness of sea container biosecurity issues at offshore container processing facilities.