OOCL to Ban Sea-Life Cargo Shipments

 18 Feb 2016     Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Carriers, Containers, Environment , Global Economy/Trade, Port Planning

In a bid to commit to sustainability and good practice in the industry, Tung Chee-hwa, Former CEO of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) said in a statement that it would not be accepting cargo bookings for whale, shark, dolphin and related products, according to South China Morning Post.

Alex, Hofford, Wildlife Campaigner at WildAid, said: “We congratulate OOCL on their blanket ban on all shark fin cargo shipments.

“We are thrilled that they have seen fit to follow their industry competitor Mediterranean Shipping Company, who also announced [they were becoming] 100% shark free in January, 2016.

“It is now time for the government to kick-start without delay new legislation for a shark fin ban in order to save this incredible species from the very real threat of extinction.”

Port Technology previously reported that marine life could also be at threat once the Nicaragua Canal project is underway, and could also affect the clean water source of the Nicaraguan people.

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