APL has become a signatory to the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, declaring to prevent the transportation of illegal wildlife and their products.
“In becoming a member of the UFW Transport Taskforce, APL reinforces our zero tolerance towards illegal wildlife trade,” said Dennis Yee, global head of safety, security and environment at APL. “APL recognizes that we can be instrumental in preventing illicit wildlife trading if we take actions to ensure we do not transport these products, and discourage consumption of these products by educating our stakeholders.”
The shipping line will take a proactive stance in urging shippers to support the initiative when they make a shipment booking. APL will also be promoting the awareness of wildlife protection among employees, shippers and other stakeholders.
APL already has a policy of not shipping shark fins, dolphins, whales, elephant tusks, as well as rhinoceros and antelope horns.
“APL is committed to facilitating global trade in a sustainable and responsible manner,” said Yee. “Abiding by all laws and regulations, we will stay aligned with global environmental sustainability initiatives and collaborate with like-minded stakeholder groups to make a difference in wildlife protection.”
United for Wildlife is a project of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.