Carriers and cargo owners are now equipped with a new tool to combat bribery demands which occur, for example, in ports and maritime facilities. The international shipping organization Bimco has introduced a new anti-corruption clause in its standard contracts, which ensures that carriers and cargo owners work together in the event of corruption attempts, reports The Danish Shipowners' Association. This development is welcomed by Thomas Martinussen, vice president and head of legal at carrier Clipper.
"Its a milestone that the anti-corruption clause has now been adopted. Together with other carriers, Clipper has for several years been involved in getting the clause drafted and adopted by BIMCO. Using the new clause ensures that the fight against bribery and corruption is a common concern among both cargo owners and carriers," he says in a statement.