Introduction to the fish pac live fish transport system


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Introduction to the fish pac live fish transport system

  1. 1. Compiled by: Gavin HodginsOperations Manager FishPac Pty Ltd 1st December 2011 1
  2. 2. Introduction FishPac Pty Ltd is a Melbourne, Australia based company, and is a division of The FloatPac Group.FishPac Pty Ltd introduced the FishPacTM Live Fish Transport System LFP800B in 2000. Since 2000, some 40,000 bins/totes each containing some 360 kilograms of live fish have been uplifted from Australia, Indonesia, Maldives and Canada to Asia and USA by Qantas, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Singapore Airways. 2
  3. 3. Mortality averages less than 1% of payload No incidents have been reportedThe FishPacTM oxygen system was developed as an alternative to the packing of live fish/fingerlings in plastic bags with little water and oxygen, which was then packed in styrofoam boxes that leak. This system is labour intensive and inefficient as mortality rates are high. In addition, sytro foam boxes are an environmental nightmare, difficult to dispose of, and the burnt foam releases toxic fumes. 3
  4. 4. FishPacTM Oxygen System background The fish/fingerlings are sustained by an approved oxygen system, ICAO SPA202 was introduced in 1999 detailing the requirements for such a system to operate and be approved. To date, the FishPac system is the only system of its kind in the world. The fish/fingerlings are transported in FishPac bins/totes. There are two models: The FishPac LFP800B that has been in operation since 1999/2000.The FishPac StackPac 2011 that has just been released and approved. 4
  5. 5. FishPac in November 2011 has just successfully completed its first European shipment from Belgium to Iceland.The following countries competent authorities have granted approval for the FishPac system: Australia United States of America Canada Singapore Indonesia Maldives Hong Kong China Taiwan Philippines Iceland Belgium 5
  6. 6. FishPacTM benefits• High pay load – between 360kg & 400kg per bin• Low mortality of less than 1%• Low stress level of fish• No mechanical parts thereby high efficiency• No maintenance for the shipper. FishPacTM does it all• Proven over 40,000 uplifts without equipment failure or incident• Increases margins and profits 6
  7. 7. FishPac TM live air transport system timeline• July 1998: Presentation by Mr J Veitz of Ansett to ICAO at Montreal, Canada;• September 1998: FloatPac design starts;• January 1999: Publication of ICAO Special Provision A202;• August 1999: CASA acceptance of LFP 600 design;• September 1999: CASA acceptance of LFP 1200 design;• October 1999: HKCAD approval for QANTAS to carry system;• April 2000: CASA acceptance of Regulator and cylinder holder as one package, and delegation of bin approvals to airline’s Seafood Air transport Packaging Committee;• May 2000: QANTAS issue acceptance of LFP 800 design;• May 2000: First commercial flight with LFP800• August 2001: Civil Aviation New Zealand approval granted;• September 2001: Cathay Pacific Airways issue acceptance of LFP800 design;• February 2002: Extension of regulator maintenance interval approved by CASA to six months;• March 2003: Civil Aviation Singapore approval granted; 7
  8. 8. FishPac TM live air transport system timeline• May 2003: Civil Aviation China approval granted;• October 2003: USA DOT approval granted, revised March 2006;• September 2004: CASA approve preset GOO47P oxygen regulator;• November 2005: Civil Aviation France & Air France approval granted;• February 2006: Introduction of the LFP 800B design – “the bag less bin”;• January 2007: Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia approval granted;• February 2007: Malaysia Airlines issue acceptance;• February 2008: Transport Canada approval granted;• February 2008: Cargojet & Air Canada issue acceptance;• March 2008: • Singapore Airlines acceptance; and, • Approvals to consign from Vancouver to Japan, Vancouver to Hong Kong, Vancouver to Toronto & New York & The Maldives to Hong Kong.• September 2009: Approval granted to ship from the Maldives to Singapore and Hong kong 8
  9. 9. FishPacTM live air transport system timeline December 2008: Maldives shipments commence; June 2010: Indonesian CAD approval granted; January 2011: Indonesian Shipments Commence E size cylinder with Fishpac regulator attached 9
  10. 10. IATA/ICAOThe FishPacTM system utilises oxygen to sustain the fish/fingerlings and therefore is rated as dangerous goods. ICAO/IATA Special Provision A202 was introduced by ICAO and implemented by IATA in January 1999 specifically for the carriage of live aquatic animals sustained by oxygen. The 35th edition of the IATA Live Animal Manual, published in July 2009, contains system details, including the bin/tote requirement detail. 10
  11. 11. FishPacTM live air transport system INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION SPECIAL PROVISION A202INTRODUCTORY NOTECarriage of Oxygen with Aquatic AnimalsWith the approval of the appropriate authority of the States of origin,of destination and of the operator, for the purpose of providing lifesupport to aquatic animals during transport, a cylinder containingoxygen compressed, UN 1072, may be carried to oxygenate the waterin accordance with the provisions of Table S-2-6 and Special ProvisionA202 (which appear in the supplement).Proper Shipping NameOxygen compressed, UN 1072, Division 2-2, Subsidiary Risk 5.1. 11
  12. 12. FishPacTM live air transport system INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION SPECIAL PROVISION A202RegulationsFor the purpose of providing life support for aquatic animals duringtransport, the appropriate authority of the States of origin, ofdestination and of the operator may approve the carriage of a cylindercontaining oxygen compressed, UN 1072, with the valve(s) open tosupply a controlled quantity of oxygen through a regulator into watercontaining the aquatic animals. The cylinder or cylinder valve must befitted with a self-sealing device to prevent uncontrolled release ofoxygen should the regulator malfunction or be broken or damaged.The oxygen cylinder must meet those parts of Packing Instruction 200which apply, except for the need for valves to be closed. 12
  13. 13. FishPacTM live air transport system INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION SPECIAL PROVISION A202In addition, the following conditions apply as a minimum:a) The water container with attached oxygen cylinder (transportation unit) must be engineered and constructed to withstand all anticipated loads.b) The water container must be tilt tested at an angle of 45o in four directions from the upright for a minimum duration of 10 minutes in each direction with the oxygen supply operating, without leakage of water.c) The oxygen cylinder and regulator must be restrained and protected within the equipment.d) The oxygen regulator used must have a maximum flow rate of not more than 5 litres per minute.e) The oxygen flow rate to the container must be limited to that sufficient to provide life support to the aquatic animals.f) The quantity of oxygen provided must not exceed 150 per cent of the oxygen required for the normal duration of air transport.g) Only 1 cylinder may be carried for each 15 cubic metres of gross cargo hold volume. In no circumstances may the rate of oxygen flow from the cylinder exceed 1 litre per minute per 5 cubic metres of gross cargo hold volume. 13
  14. 14. FishPacTM live air transport system operation• Oxygen is used to sustain the fish/fingerlings;• The FishPacTM oxygen regulator is patented, designed, and manufactured by FishPacTM;• FishPacTM meets all aspects and requirements of ICAO/IATA Special Provision A202;• Oxygen flows from an approved aluminium cylinder to the FishPacTM regulator from where a controlled oxygen flow of between 0.5 litres – 3 litres is dispersed via a ceramic diffuser positioned in the bottom of the bin/tote;• Average capacity is 360 – 400 kgs of fish and 550 litres of water 14
  15. 15. FishPac TM live air transport system bins / totes The two models of approved bins/totes both have a capacity of between 360-400kg of live fish/fingerlings with 550-650 litres of water. Bin size LFP800B –1,220mm length x 1,080mm width x 1,190mm height, weight when empty is 160kg, weight when full is 990kg. Bin size StackPac 2011 – 1,440mm length x 1,160mm width x 1,017mm height, weight when empty is 140kg, weight when full is 990-1,399kg. The bins are food safe and approved by operating airlines – IE - Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, Air Canada, Cargojet Canada and Iceland Air. Note – the bins are subject to tilt tests at 45o on all four sides in a full operational mode. There has been no reported leakage in an aircraft. FishPac StackPac 2011 expanded schematic 15
  16. 16. FishPacTM live air transport system Loading and acceptance of bins All airlines have a purpose designed loading and acceptance check list. ULD3 – when the bin is full, one bin of each model will fit when the bin is empty one LFP800B or two StackPac 2011. ULD45 – one bin of model StackPac 2011. DQF – two bins when full. When the bin is empty – two LFP800B, four StackPac 2011. PMC – three or four of each model when full, three or four LFP800B when empty, six or eight of StackPac 2011 when empty. Or as airlines determine, SPA202 provides loading instructions as to how many bins may be carried per flight. LD45 with StackPac LD3 with two empty StackPac’s 16
  17. 17. FishPacTM live air transport systemApproval requirements and trainingApproval requirements: Training:• SP A202 requires approval from • FishPacTM conducts training in the operation of the FishPacTM system competent authorities of the and a purpose designed CASA countries of origin and destination. approved DG course for Airlines must apply for approvals to operators/shippers who must be carry in some countries. FishPacTM certified by FishPacTM before shipments occur; assists both operators/shippers and • Training and operation manuals are airlines with the approval process. provided; • FishPacTM can also assist airlines in the preparation of loading instructions – note loading checklist provided are courtesy of Qantas and Singapore Airlines Cargo. 17
  18. 18. FishPac TM live air transport system QANTAS loading checklist 18
  19. 19. FishPac TMlive air transport systemSingapore Airlines loading checklist 19
  20. 20. FishPac TM live air transport system Regulator Maintenance Certificate A valid FishPac maintenancecertificate is part of the shipping documents. With every single shipment, a copy of this completed certificate is sent to FishPac’s head office inMelbourne as part of the ongoing FishPac regulator tracking program. 20
  21. 21. FishPac TM live air transport system Regulator Maintenance Checklist As part of the system program, FishPac systematically service every regulator at out headquarters in Melbourne. Acopy of every service checklist is kept on file and servicing dates are closely tracked and monitored. 21
  22. 22. FishPacTM live air transport system Patented Regulator 22
  23. 23. FishPacTM live air transport system LFP800 Bin / Tote In use since 2000 Payload of 360kg Total weight approx 990kg full Retro fitted ethylene lid with aluminium cylinder holder Small opening at top for packing and filling Oxygen cylinder positioned inside top of bin Internal lid system 23
  24. 24. FishPac TM live air transport system StackPac 2011 Payload of 400kg + Weight up to 1250kg Cylinder placed in dedicated holder at the bottom of bin Maximum top opening for packing and filling Purpose designed by FishPac for the live air transport industry Unique double sealing system provides a vacuum like seal around lid Total incorporated Seamist system in the lid Double gore vents in lid 24
  25. 25. FishPac TM live air transport system StackPac 2011 Cut away showing Oxygen bottle Cross sectional cut away of StackPac retainer and internal foaming 2011 25
  26. 26. FishPac TM live air transport system Contact details Mr John Curtain Chief Executive Officer P: + 61 3 9548 4700 F: +61 3 9548 4744 C: +61 418 406 297 E: W: www.fishpac.comFishPac headquarters are located in Melbourne Australia, with satellite offices in: Cairns, Australia, Vancouver, Canada, Indonesia, Manilla, and Philippines 26