Evergreen to fine customers USD 35,000 for misdeclared cargo

The Taiwanese shipping line informs its customers that it will levy fines of USD 35,000 per container for each instance of "concealing, omitting or misdeclaring" dangerous cargo.

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Several fires aboard container ships have led some of the world's largest liner companies to implement large fines for customers failing to appropriately declare hazardous cargo. Taiwanese Evergreen is the most recent company to do so.

The liner company has, according to media The Loadstar, announced that its will fine customers for each act of "concealing, omitting or misdeclaring" hazardous shipments USD 35,000 per container.

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