About four million containers enter Europe annually via the Dutch and Belgian port network. Approximately 12% of these containers contain gases and vapour that are above the statutory limits. Partly thanks to the efforts of EWS, we have been seeing a drop of this excessive percentage. This is a direct consequence of the close cooperation between the recipients of large container loads for which EWS investigated the source of contamination.
Producing countries are given specific information about which steps they can take to ensure that we in Europe receive containers that are safe to enter. EWS believes that the problem needs to be solved here and offers its customers information and clear reports to achieve this. In case of product flow with risks that cannot be solved, due to, for instance, specific product properties EWS can draw up a protocol to still ensure safe treatment of the goods.
This results in a win/win situation that saves costs but especially guarantees the safety of the employees.