MACN Incident Data and Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP)
MACN’s Anonymous Incident Reporting System captures incidents reported since 2011 and allows maritime stakeholders to submit reports on corrupt demands experienced during port calls and port operations. The use of the mechanism has significantly increased over the years. To date, MACN has collected more than 50,000 reports of corrupt demands globally. MACN uses this data to analyse trends in frequency of incidents, allowing MACN to scope out collective action efforts and engage with governments. It is a powerful tool to drive collective action and empower seafarers.
The most frequently asked questions about reporting and MACN’s data can be found here
MACN has in 2022 launched a new online data site that aims to showcase the incident data at the global level, country level, and port level. The data site also hosts the Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP) which measures integrity in ports worldwide. The platform is the first of its kind and builds on MACN’s incident data and gives further context and depth to the integrity challenges at the port level by using several data sources, vetted by external experts, researchers, and port-level stakeholders.
MACN would like to express appreciation to all individuals and organizations who made this project possible. We are particularly grateful for the support provided by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA), The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and the Basel Institute on Governance.
Currently, no international standard or systematic method of measuring integrity in ports exists. MACN has therefore engaged a broad group of stakeholders from the shipping industry, ports and terminals, industry associations, international organizations, civil society, and academia to develop indicators and criteria to capture integrity in ports. This has resulted in the development of the first-ever Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP) – a platform measuring integrity in ports worldwide.
GPIP sets the standard on port integrity performance and should open evidence-based conversations with ports, authorities, governments, and the private sector as well as other MACN stakeholders on reducing corruption risks and promoting integrity in ports. The platform will also support the maritime industry in assessing port-level risks and rejecting corrupt demands during port calls.
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