Luxury Pet Travel Kennels
Our Luxury Pet Travel Kennels For the Import, Export and Local Transport of all dogs and cats
For international pet air travel and local pet transport services, there is no-one better equipped to handle the import and export of your pets than Keringa-Petwings.
International. We fly to and from anywhere in the world, as well as covering road transportation within South Africa and neighbouring countries.
We manufacture our own pet travel kennels, to order. All our Pet-trainers are made to IATA (International Air Transport Association) specifications, the new United Nations IPPC regulations as well as the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries regulations.
BEWARE – Travel boxes not bearing the special IPPC compliant mark are subject to interception and return at sender’s expense.
Important new laws for Pet Travel Boxes
The International Plant Protection Division of the United Nations has introduced Phytosanitary measures to reduce the risk of introduction and/or spread of quarantine pests associated with wood packaging material in use in International Trade.
The practical application of these new worldwide laws will mean that all raw wood packaging material, including pet travel boxes, entering and leaving South Africa, will have to comply with I.S.P.M. 15 requirements of the International Standard on Phytosanitary Measures. This requires that all packaging materials made of unprocessed raw wood, either imported into or exported from South Africa must have been TREATED and MARKED as such.
The South African Department of Agriculture has advised that plant health inspectors will be authorized to examine international cargo entering or leaving South Africa to ensure compliance.
Pet travel boxes which do not comply with these regulations may be prevented from leaving South Africa or being refused entry into countries that adhere to this convention. South Africa, United States and the European Union have commenced applying these regulations strictly.
Wooden travel boxes that comply with this new regulation will carry a special marking with a symbol, the letters IPPC, together with other letters and numbers, similar to the sketch.
The first manufacturer of pet travel boxes to receive official approval from the South African Department of Agriculture is PETWINGS, the transport division of Keringa-Petwings, South Africa’s most comprehensive pet services group – since 1973.
Selling Travel Kennels – From 45 x 30 x 35 to 130 x 75 x 130 in measurements.
Pet Travel Kennels – Facts:
- Our boxes are stronger than plastic ones.
- Our boxes are cheaper than plastic ones.
- Our boxes are made to order for your pet (bespoke) and are readily available.
- International Plant Protection Convention regulations by the United Nations IPPC No ZA-K 04
- SA Department of Agriculture
- International Air Transport Association I.A.T.A.
- Heathrow Government Animal Reception Centre – London
- Approved for export to Australia and all countries worldwide
- Frame made from SATAS, South African Technical Auditing Service, inspected timber
- Disposable blanket and urine absorbent material included
Regulation changes January 2016
From January 2016 even further regulations will be added to the SA government’s protocol on ‘petainers’.
From that date, it will be necessary to have a history of the materials used in their manufacturing, including the date of treatment of the timber used. Inspections will be carried out by the department of Agriculture in order to check compliance and reject sub-standard travel boxes.
We are ready to implement these new regulations on time, as this benefits our desire to be the industry leaders. As such, we guarantee that our ‘petainers’ are compliant with the new protocols.