315 - 08/03 - Fraudulent shipments of plastic waste - Worldwide

We have been recently informed of a situation where several major ocean carriers of containerised cargo have been contracted to carry containers said to contain plastic goods, but on opening contained plastic waste. The cargo concerned was loaded in Canada and the USA for consignees based in Hong Kong. Upon delivery of the containers the consignee named on the bill of lading refused to accept delivery as previous shipments had been found to contain plastic scrap waste rather than the cargo described on the bill of lading.

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Thomas Miller

Date23/03/2009

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