In certain places around the world, port authorities, port state control inspectors or government officials “request” payments, usually in case, before the tanker can conduct its business in these ports. In most cases, it is small amounts, but on occasion the payment requested is substantial. Most charterers include anti-corruption clauses in their charter party agreements. The Secretariat provides advice and guidance to assist Members in ensuring they comply with the anti-corruption charter party clauses. In addition when appropriate, the Secretariat will intervene with government and port authorities to cease these facilitation payments.
INTERTANKO participates in the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network and associated industry working groups/ collective action initiatives to raise awareness and to influence relevant state actors in driving out corrupt practices.
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