GL to Halt Classification Work on Iran Vessels

Press Release
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Classification society Germanischer Lloyd pledges UANI that it will stop certifying IRISL and NITC Vessels

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded the German shipping service Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for pledging to end its certification of Iranian shipping vessels, specifically those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). Last week, UANI publicly called on GL to do precisely that.

In a June 15 letter to UANI, GL informed UANI that: “It is of the utmost importance that we maintain our good reputation. Therefore we have pursued the decision to cease rendering services to the Iranian companies mentioned in your letter.”

Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
"We applaud GL for deciding to stop certifying Iranian vessels. We accept GL’s pledge, and we applaud GL for making this swift and responsible decision.
The European shipping industry is now set to help deny the Iranian regime critical access to global trade and seaborne crude oil exports. We call on shipping certification companies in other parts of the world to follow the lead of their European counterparts, and stop certifying Iranian vessels.

GL is absolutely correct in stating that working with the Iranian regime is badly damaging to a corporation’s good name and reputation."
 


 

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