Royal Fumigation to serve shippers using VirginiaÆs marine terminals
Royal Fumigation has opened a new cargo fumigation facility in Suffolk, Va., about 18 miles from the Norfolk port complex.
The company, a subsidiary of Royal Group, said the service was in large part a response to Virginia International Terminals' announcement in September that it would no longer provide fumigation services on port property. Shippers were told by VIT officials to seek off-site contractors for these services.
Royal's facility is located on 12 acres. The company will fumigate logs as well as containerized and breakbulk cargoes that may contain logs and lumber, wood packing material, tobacco, cotton, perishables, fresh fruit, cocoa beans and other stored products.
In addition to the fumigation buildings, five acres are set aside for short-term container storage. There is also a soil treatment area for cleaning containers that have held military equipment, tiles, and auto parts.
Transportation to the fumigation facility will be provided by California Multimodal, a drayage company that Royal has worked with for many years.