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Indonesian shipping boss detained over bribery charges

Taufik Agustono, the president director of shipping company, PT Humpuss Transportasi Kimia, has been detained by anti-corruption authorities in Indonesia over an alleged bribery case. 

The case involves payments made to a politician, Bowo Sidik Pangarso, to secure a shipping contract with a state-run fertiliser firm. Bowo was jailed in December for five years for taking the bribe. 

Humpuss subsidiary Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi has a fleet of 13 vessels according to VesselsValue, made up of 9 tankers, 2 LNG carriers and an LPG carrier.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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