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Honolulu Shipper Maersk fined for doing business in Iran
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UANI Renews Call to Maersk to End Its Business in Iran and Announces Launch of Baltimore and Norfolk Billboard Campaign

New York, NY -- United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) today renewed its call to Maersk to end its business in Iran, and announced the launch of a billboard campaign in Baltimore, Maryland and Norfolk, Virginia.

The billboard in Baltimore is located on northbound I-95, just south of O'Donnell Street and reads "A shipping company at this port was fined for doing business in Iran. You can tell them to stop. Find out more at UANI.com."

The billboard in Norfolk is located at 719 Tidewater Drive and reads "Maersk was fined for doing business in Iran. Tell Maersk: Shape Up or Ship Out."

Speaking about the campaign, UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said:

No American tax dollars should go to companies who do business in Iran. Maersk has received over $4 billion in contracts from the U.S. government in the past ten years. With more than 90 percent of these funds coming from Defense Department contracts, it is troubling that Maersk would continue to willfully pursue its Iran business at the expense of U.S. national security interests.

In a letter to the CEO of AP Moller - Maersk Group, UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace wrote:    

As part of its response to Maersk's continued Iran business, UANI recently launched a billboard campaign in Baltimore, Maryland and Norfolk, Virginia to publicly criticize Maersk's ongoing business in Iran... These billboards are in protest of Maersk's refusal to end its business in Iran.

UANI demands that Maersk end its business in Iran. At the outset as a recipient of U.S. taxpayer dollars, Maersk must provide a transparent accounting on the purpose and role of its offices in Iran, as well as the nature of the cargo it is shipping to and from Iran. Please let us hear from you by December 2, 2010.

  • Click here to view the image of the billboard in Baltimore.
  • Click here to view the image of the billboard in Norfolk.
  • Click here to read the full text of the letter to AP Moller - Maersk.
  • Click here to send a message to Maersk.
  • Click here to see UANI's past ad campaigns.

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