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Maersk eliminates facilitation payments on own vessels

For the first time, Maersk did not register a single facilitation payment aboard its own ships in 2019. However, the practice is still present on chartered vessels, although they declined markedly last year.

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There will be no more bribing port employees with cigarettes, food or soft drinks to get a container ship through the system when calling at ports, as container line Maersk has said many times.

And according to the company's 2019 sustainability report, this is now the case.

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