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Iran responsible for 70% of misrepresented bills of lading

The latest confidential bulletin for members of the International Maritime Bureau says Iran was behind 70% of wilfully misrepresented bills of lading worldwide in the second quarter, with China linked to 40% of duplicate B/Ls used in money laundering scams

‘Shipowners should be aware that there are many bills of lading issued, not by them or their agents, but by intermediaries or NVOCCs. Good shipowners will not be breaching sanctions’ — IMB director Potengal Mukundan

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