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Sea Change in Sight in the Fight Against Global Forest Crimes

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes significant measures announced today by the Compagnie Maritime d'Affrètement-Compagnie Générale Maritime (CMA-CGM), the fourth largest shipping line in the world, including a total moratorium on the transport of wood from The Gambia, as well as the creation of a global blacklist of shippers involved in illegal trade of protected and endangered species. If implemented, augmented and followed by competitors - in particular AP Moller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), China Ocean Shipping Company (COTSCO) and Hapag-Lloyd - these measures could herald a crucial game changer in the fight against global forest criminals. Read more

The Compagnie Maritime d'Affrètement-Compagnie Générale Maritime (CMA-CGM), the fourth largest shipping line in the world, has announced a total moratorium on the transport of wood from The Gambia, as well as the creation of a global blacklist of shippers involved in illegal trade of protected and endangered species.

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