The leading anti-corruption initiative in the Maritime Industry



13/07/2023 Annual Report 2022 Link

12/10/2023 New Member: Rohde Nielsen Link
New Member: Arklow Shipping Link
New Member: Capital Product Partners LP (CPLP) Link
New Member: Cool Company Link

Upcoming Events

24/04/2024 – 25/04/2024 Spring Meeting in Copenhagen
23/10/2024 – 24/10/2024
Fall Meeting in Kuala Lumpur

Latest News

MACN’s Latest ESG Guidance Document

MACN recently released its latest guidance document titled “ESG Reporting on Anti-Corruption” for its members. Recognizing existing gaps and the lack of precise guidelines on this topic, we have developed this guidance document to support the integration of ethical principles and progress on anti-corruption into ESG reporting. The document also presents a complete overview of […]

MACN at #ISWAN2023 in Helsinki

MACN attended the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (#ISWAN) 2023 seminar held in Helsinki on 16 November. The seminar focused on the overarching theme: “Addressing the maritime recruitment crisis: Seafarer wellbeing in a changing world”. An often-hidden aspect of this ‘crisis’ is the illicit payments many seafarers in developing nations are requested to pay […]

MACN Attended the 8th MOU PSC Workshop at the International Maritime Organization

Last week, MACN was invited to the 8th MOU PSC workshop at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London where we elaborated on MACN’s reporting data and potential risks associated with Port State Control inspections. We look forward to continuing this engagement with all MoUs and thank the IMO for this invitation.

MACN in numbers


anonymous incidents reported!


ports captured in MACN’s anonymous database

Over 190



of total global tonnage operated by MACN members


MACN’s anonymous incident reporting system allows members and the maritime industry to learn from each other and be better prepared for port calls in high risk areas.


MACN Annual Report 2022

In 2022, we have seen the world move out of a pandemic-driven mindset, handle the ongoing war in Ukraine, and work through major shifts in the economic and trade landscape. Issues of governance, including a focus on anti-corruption, have increased in prominence at the foreign policy, regulatory, and corporate levels.

For the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), this has led to continued growth in our membership and an increase in demand for frontline support and company compliance tools.

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The cost of corruption at sea

A short video on the cost of corruption at sea, and the importance of backing seafarers, customers, partners and the maritime industry.

Stronger Together

Former Chair of MACN John Sypnowich, former Vice-Chair of MACN Paul Townsend, and present CEO Cecilia Müller Torbrand on MACN.
This video is from 2018 and still very much relevant.

About MACN

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 190 companies globally and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.

MACN and its members work towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by: raising awareness of the challenges faced; implementing the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles and co-developing and sharing best practices; collaborating with governments, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption; and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community.

As a member of MACN, you make an active contribution to the elimination of corruption
in the maritime industry

  • Access resources that support effective internal risk management
  • Effectively tackle the systemic root causes of corruption
  • Engage and support members and the industry by collectively providing leading and innovative anti-corruption solutions

Joining MACN

Are you confident that your business risks are well-managed and that you are participating in real efforts to confront systemic issues throughout your global supply chain?

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