Burma Campaign UK has today removed Singaporean shipping company Transworld from the ‘Dirty List’ of companies linked to Burma’s military, after solicitors acting on behalf of Transworld informed us that Transworld will no longer use military-owned ports in Yangon.
A ship owned by Transworld Group Singapore had used the military owned Ahlone International Port Terminal. Burma Campaign UK wrote to Transworld on the 9th August 2019 asking them not to use military ports and giving them the opportunity to respond, but they chose not to.
The move follows shipping giant Maersk ending its use of military-owned ports in October 2020.
“Transworld have done the right thing in making sure they won’t use military-owned ports in Yangon, but will still provide shipping services to the country rather than pulling out altogether,” said Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK. “We call on all companies with any kind of business link to military-owned companies to immediately end that relationship.”