Global Shippers Forum calls for increased transparency

A large organization of shippers feels that too many things are happening behind closed doors in terms arranging prices and surcharges related to work in terminals around the world.

Shippers in a long list of countries in Africa, Asia, and South America are voicing their critique - through organization Global Shippers Forum - of the use of undocumented surcharges and shipping costs, pointing out that there is a discrepancy between the expenses and the services received by the shippers.

Through increased transparency the Global Shippers Forum will work to make trades more fair going forward, and - starting from a current case in Sri Lanka where local authorities are in the process of reforming local, shady business practices - the organization wants to throw the doors more open.

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