THAI Cargo joins carriers banning shark fin cargo
The internal announcement was sent to all THAI operating stations to comply with the recent policy.
July 31, 2014
By Donald Urquhart
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has announced that the carrier has implemented a strict cargo policy prohibiting the shipment of shark fins on THAI Cargo, effective from 15 July 2014. Poonsak Chumchuay, managing director of the carrier’s Cargo and Commercial Mail Department, said the company has communicated and implemented an official policy that prohibits the shipment of shark fin onboard THAI Cargo.
The internal announcement was sent to all THAI operating stations to comply with the recent policy, he said. “As part of the world community sharing in the great concern for the protection of endangered species and the environment, Thai Airways International has implemented its own official policy to place an embargo on the shipping of shark fin products on THAI.”THAI Cargo added that for over a year prior to issuing this official policy, it has avoided the shipping of shark fins onboard THAI aircraft, “as shown in THAI Cargo records”.