There are many factors to consider when packaging and crating for international shipments. All wood products used for export crating and shipping outside the United States must be ISPM 15 compliant and certified with the proper stamp containing the required IPPC symbol.
MEI Rigging & Crating provides custom ISPM 15 certified shipping crates. We exclusively source lumber that meets the highest International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) standards, and we have the ISPM 15 stamps and clearance needed to ship your cargo anywhere in the world. We invite you to learn more about our ISPM 15 crates below or contact our crating professionals for further information.
ISPM 15 Certified Crates
What is ISPM 15? ISPM stands for International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures. These adopted standards are designed to protect international plants and biodiversity during shipping. The 15th ISPM details compliance standards for international shipping crates.
These shipping standards regulate the wood allowed for international transportation. These regulations include the mills where the wood is produced, how the wood is treated, wood thickness, and final stamps, among other elements. ISPM 15 export craters—like MEI Rigging & Crating—are certified in meeting international shipping standards. Every ISPM 15 crate is complete when sealed with our unique WPM (Wood Packaging Materials) stamp. We also have Dunnage Stamps for ocean container blocking and bracing, as well as an HT Stamp for our ISPM 15-certified lumber.
Why is ISPM 15 Shipping Compliance Important?
If foreign pests or mold contaminate a shipping container, there’s a greater risk of infestation to international lands. While these pests may not be harmful in their native environments, foreign plants and animals could be sensitive to this hazard. To avoid putting any nation’s biodiversity at risk, international shipping standards take careful measures to ensure the safety of shipping containers with ISPM 15.
Benefits of ISPM 15 Shipping Crates
- Diverse: ISPM 15 crates can be shipped anywhere in the world.
- Peace of mind: Take comfort in knowing all of our products are safe for exporting and are ISPM 15 compliant.
- International biodiversity protection: The number one advantage of ISPM 15 crates is that they help protect international biodiversity.