KEY ISSUES

90% of end-of-life vessels dismantled at Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to scrap yards in 2019. 469 were broken down on only three beaches in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, amounting to about 90% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally. Yet, these three countries have the worst safety record.

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top view of cargo ship with intermodal

Corruption still a serious problem in Asia

Many countries see economic openness as a way forward, however, governments across the region continue to restrict participation in public affairs, silence dissenting voices and keep decision-making out of public scrutiny.

Abandoned seafarers still in limbo

10 Kenyan seafarers flew out to Mozambique in August to board a ship on a long voyage to Iran. Four months down the line, the 10 crew members are still in the port of Pemba, Mozambique, apparently abandoned by their employer.

We stand united against corruption.

The cost of corruption is huge and we believe that Legal Trade is Profitable Trade.
The Problem.

Over 90 percent of the global trade is carried across ocean. However, the maritime industry is also prone to rampant corruption.