Chinese firms
Published: 16.09 - 2007 19:22Printer version    
Jinhui Shipping

This subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Jinhui Holdings was spotted in February 2008 in Laayoune harbour loading a cargo of New Zealand-bound phosphate.

The company is registered on only place in the world: Oslo Stock Exchange. The trade is in violation of advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the wishes of the people of Western Sahara, the Sahrawis. The company’s biggest Norwegian shareholder, Storebrand, raised the trade in a conference call with Jinhui’s management, which promised not to make the same mistake again.

"Being headquartered in Asia, we confess we knew nothing about Western Sahara. We've only had this one charter ... but now that we understand the issue we will not directly contract any more business out of there", said the company's vice-president Raymond Ching to South China Morning Post on 11th of May 2008.

Read more: SCMP: A line in the sand

Pacific Basin Shipping

Vessels owned by Hong Kong’s Pacific Basin Shipping have been involved in the transportation of phosphate rock from Western Sahara’s Bou Craa mines to Australia and New Zealand.

Read more: South China Morning Post: A matter of social duty and fertiliser
Another Hong Kong vessel involved in plundering




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