MasterCard International and Banco Edwards del Banco de Chile announced that the Chilean Naval training ship Buque Esquela Esmeralda successfully utilized MasterCard Corporate cards issued in Santiago, Chile to finance their seven-month voyage through the Asia/ Pacific region. The shipâs officers accessed funds in various ports in Peru, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Peopleâs Republic of China, Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand. In the past, the Esmeralda had to operate as its own bank. The MasterCard Corporate cards issued to the naval shipâs top officers enabled them to access funds at various ports to pay wages and payroll for the crew as well as purchasing supplies, fuel and other requirements during the journey.
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