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Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines (WHL) says it will begin charging shippers with steep fines for misdeclared cargoes.
“From now on, if the declarations and shipping forms and documents enclosed are not true and not accurate, [Wan Hai Lines] has the rights to immediately stop or suspend the delivery of the cargoes or terminate the contract of delivery for the cargoes at any time during the carriage,” the company said in a notice to customers last week.
For hazardous cargo, WHL says cargo interests will be charged $30,000 in punitive damages per container, while the fine for standard non-hazardous containers is $20,000.
Read more in an article from gCaptain.