The leading anti-corruption initiative in the Maritime Industry



27/05/2023 Annual Report 2023 Link

17/06/2024 New Member: Global Ship Lease Link
New Member: Romeu Link

Upcoming Events

23/10/2024 – 24/10/2024 Fall Meeting in Kuala Lumpur

Latest News

Join our Workshops and Masterclass at the IACC Conference!

  Join our workshops and masterclass at the #IACC2024 conference! The MACN Secretariat will be taking part in two workshops exploring why combating maritime corruption is crucial for addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges. The workshops will dive into key topics ranging from the harmful impact of corruption in global supply chains, challenges faced […]

MACN at #IACC2024 in Vilnius

This week, MACN will be participating and speaking at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Vilnius, focusing on the theme “Confronting Global Threats: Standing Up for Integrity.” The IACC is the world’s leading global forum in the fight against corruption bringing together heads of state, civil society, and the private sector to tackle the challenges […]

New Study: The Cost of Maritime Corruption

MACN has commissioned a new study on the cost of maritime corruption for the industry and society. For over a decade, MACN has gathered first-hand data to map the extent of maritime corruption in the port and maritime sector. While detailed accounts of the direct cost of corruption have been documented, a comprehensive assessment of its […]

MACN in numbers


anonymous incidents reported!


ports captured in MACN’s anonymous database

Over 200



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 2023

Global trade and maritime transportation are facing a great balancing act, managing new interstate power alignments, outright conflict, trade pattern disruption, and regulatory oversight to a degree we have not seen in recent times.

Over the last 24 months, MACN’s work and systems flexibility have positioned us well to support the industry through these changes. Frontline training, government and regulator engagement, and investment in compliance technology have made our role in our members’ governance work increasingly important.

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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 200 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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