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Maersk Line: Anti-corruption effort working

The container carrier has from 2015 to 2016 virtually eliminated the use of so-called facilitation payments, namely the mild form of bribes as payment in the form of, for instance, cigarettes for pilots, customs officials, and port authorities, reports Danish media dr.dk.

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Maersk Line has from 2015 to 2016 reduced the use of so-called facilitation payments in the form of minor gifts to ease port calls by 87 percent, reports Danish media dr.dk.

"We have virtually eliminated facilitation payments at Maersk Line. This could be cigarettes, sodas, or food, for example," Maersk Line's head of anti-corruption, Kristin Berglund, tells dr.

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