MPI NZ Heat Treatment

An approval to conduct heat treatment on the facilities listed below has been granted to Autoterminal Japan by the Ministry of Primary Industries as part of the ATJ Used Vehicle System.

i. Kisarazu - four chambers.
ii. Kobe - four chambers.
iii. Nagoya - two chambers.



  • that leave Japan on or after 1 September and arrive in New Zealand on or before 30 April of any year (BMSB Season)
  • are found to harbour high-risk pets outside of the BMSB season
  • found to have been re-contaminated with high-risk pets after initial heat treatment has taken place
  • with exceed the time period stated in the ATJ operating Manual for storage between and loading the vessel