MSC places embargo on shipments of shark-related products

News Release

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company)

21. January 2016


MSC’s continued support for the preservation of marine wildlife with immediate ban on shark fin consignments.

As part of MSC’s ongoing commitment to preserving the marine environment, the company has placed an embargo on any consignment containing shark fins or other shark-related products, with immediate effect. The World Wildlife Fund has informed us that consumption of shark-related products, which are a culinary delicacy in some countries, is threatening an already endangered species. To this end, they have appealed to all sea and air freight companies to ban all shipments immediately.

MSC is committed to operating a sustainable business. Together with other global ocean carriers, we are a firm supporter of initiatives driven by environmental associations for the protection of marine wildlife across the world.

For further information, please contact your local MSC office.

Source: MSC


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