The leading anti-corruption initiative in the Maritime Industry

macn-copenhagen-meetingSPRING MEMBER MEETINGCOPENHAGEN26/04/2023 – 27/04/2023


07/07/2022 Annual Report 2021 Link

27/03/2023 New Member: Yang Ming Link
New Member: Donnelly Tanker Management Link
New Member: ESL Shipping Link
New Member: Ruach Africa Solutions Link
 New Member: ACT Shipping Link
New Member: TT Club Link
Top 5 Ports – December Link
13/02/2023 New Member: Skuld Link
2023 Compliance Trends Link
New Member: Pacific International Lines (PIL) Link
New Member: Thoresen Shipping Link
New Member: Womar Logistics Link

Upcoming Events

26/04/2023 – 27/04/2023 Spring Meeting in Copenhagen
27/09/2023 – 28/09/2023 Fall Meeting in Mumbai

Latest News

Are you our new intern?

MACN is seeking to engage talented interns for our Copenhagen office for the Fall semester of 2023. Internship candidates should have a strong interest in working with companies to integrate anti-corruption, compliance and risk analysis into business strategies and further MACN’s mission to eliminate corruption in maritime trade. We are looking for someone who exhibits […]

MACN welcomes Richard Bistrong at the next Members Meeting

We are very pleased to welcome Richard Bistrong to our next Members Meeting in Copenhagen on 26 – 27 April. Richard is both a compliance expert and an MACN fan. He is also one of the most outspoken voices on how companies can build a better and more ethical business, and his own experience in […]


West-Central Africa Regional Maritime Sector Stakeholder Conference on Global Best Practices in Vessel Clearance

Accra, Ghana, January 19– 20, 2023. The Ghana Maritime Authority hosted the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) West-Central Africa Regional Conference to promote public-private sector dialogue on tackling corruption in seaports. The Conference was the first of its kind and brought together key delegations from Government and business stakeholders from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, and […]

MACN in numbers


anonymous incidents reported!


ports captured in MACN’s anonymous database

Over 182

Members (so far)


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.


On 8 August 2022 MACN CEO met with the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim

We discussed the implication of maritime corruption, and how MACN has been successful through collective action.  We also appreciated IMO’s efforts to recognize this challenge with the adoption of the guide to tackling maritime corruption at FAL46 earlier this year. This meeting was an important step for continue dialogue at the IMO on this topic and we develop a joint strategy the next couple of months.


Cecilia Müller-Torbrand of MACN, Soji Apampa of CBi and Daria Ruban of Global Compact Network Ukraine collect their awards at the 4th International Conference. Photo: David Borter, LEO MEDIA.

MACN together with CBI win inaugural Anti-Corruption Collective Action Award 2022

In the category of Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2022, the award goes to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s Collective Action initiative in Nigeria in collaboration with the Convention on Business Integrity (cbi). Since 2019, the initiative has worked to keep seafarers calling at Nigerian ports safe from corrupt demands.

Their installation of the world’s first real-time incident reporting tool and connected local HelpDesk has contributed significantly to reducing corrupt demands since its inauguration.

MACN: A Decade of Reporting

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network has released the results and lessons learned from 10 years of collecting data of corrupt demands in maritime trade.  This data has been collected in over a decade through MACN’s Anonymous Incident Reporting platform, a system designed to allow the maritime industry to report when it has been faced with corrupt demands in ports globally. To date, the reporting system has close to 50,000 incidents reported in over 1,000 ports, across 149 countries.

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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 160 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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