Happy New Year!

As we reflect on 2018, we would like to acknowledge MACN’s members and partners, and all organizations who have supported MACN and the activities we have pursued. Thank you!

We are proud of the results that MACN has achieved in 2018, which include:

  • 109 members—a phenomenal 20 percent growth in membership. We welcomed new members from around the world, for instance from West Africa, Malaysia, and Israel.

  • Collection of over 27,000 anonymous incident reports to date. The reporting has helped us to engage in further dialogue with governments in Argentina, India, and Nigeria. We have also increased awareness of our anonymous reporting platform among national shipowners’ associations and local maritime service providers to encourage more reporting and transparency.

  • Progress in our collective action programs:

    • We have continued to increase participation in MACN’s Say No campaign the Suez Canal;

    • We have witnessed a 90 percent decrease in reported corrupt demands in Argentina in the ports targeted in MACN’s collective action project. MACN’s collective action in Argentina was featured in the World Economic Forum’s Report on the Future of Trust and Integrity;

    • With strong and visible support from the Indian government, we are now ready to kick off MACN’s port integrity campaign in February 2019 in Mumbai;

  • We have trained over 1,000 government officials in Nigeria.

  • Two international recognitions: MACN received a High Commendation at the SeaTrade Awards and was the winner of the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award.

  • Together with leading maritime organizations, MACN submitted the first paper on the consequences of maritime corruption to the International Maritime Organisation—the UN’s specialized regulatory agency for shipping.

  • We arranged our largest ever member meeting in London, and MACN’s activities and meetings continue to be rated highly by members.