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Ghana Maritime Sector Strengthens Integrity with Anti-Corruption Training

Last week was an important day for Ghana’s maritime sector! The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), and the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) joined forces to train maritime agencies in Ghana on corruption risk assessment, professional ethics, and integrity. This four-day training was funded by the Danish Foreign Ministry’s development cooperation (Danida) and […]

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network 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. […]

MACN Celebrates International Day for Women in Maritime!

As we celebrate International Day for Women in Maritime this Saturday, we honor the remarkable contributions of women in the maritime industry. Hear from MACN’s CEO, Cecilia Müller Torbrand, about the importance of inclusivity in the industry, and her advice to women aspiring to pursue a career in the maritime sector. 1. What inspired you […]

MACN’s CEO on Corruption at Port with the BBC World Service

About 90% of globally traded goods are transported by sea, presenting challenges for the seafarers involved when they are faced with corrupt demands. MACN’s CEO, Cecilia Müller Torbrand, was featured on BBC News World Service podcast, Corruption at Port, with Ruth Alexander. In the podcast, they discussed maritime corruption and delved into MACN’s work to mitigate this problem. […]

Spring Meeting CPH Summary Notes

The MACN team is pleased to share the summary notes from the Spring Members Meeting! We were pleased to welcome a record number of 230 participants, anti-corruption experts, and leaders including Jonathan Taylor, Charles Duross, and John Smith, as well as the IMO and MoU representatives. Thank you to all MACN members for your active […]

MACN and Vanguard Join Forces to Secure Seafarers Against Corruption Risks

We are happy to announce a strategic partnership between MACN and Vanguard, an international maritime digital solutions company. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to empower seafarers with insights on corruption risks to navigate port calls securely while upholding high standards of ethical conduct. Vanguard shares MACN’s vision of promoting integrity […]

MACN Welcomes Charles Duross and John Smith from Morrison Foerster to Our Spring Meeting

Only 1 week until our Spring Member Meeting! We are pleased to welcome Morrison Foerster partners Charles Duross (former head of DOJ’s FCPA Unit) and John Smith (former Director of OFAC) to our upcoming Members Meeting in Copenhagen next week! Morrison Foerster is a renowned global law firm known for its exceptional legal services and innovative solutions across various […]

MACN Speaks at the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

On March 26-27, MACN’s Associate Director, Martin Benderson, participated in the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum in Paris. The forum aimed to gather world leaders to share new thinking insights and explore how anti-corruption policies can enhance our ability to respond to the future challenges our democracies face. It was a great opportunity to […]

Advancing Integrity at Sea: MACN’s Collaboration with Black Sea MoU Port State Control Authorities

MACN was recently invited by the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (BS MoU) Chair and Secretariat to participate in a session during the 24th Black Sea MoU Port State Control Committee (PSCC24) meeting in Batumi, Georgia. This important opportunity allowed MACN to present and engage with Committee member Authorities on the […]

MACN Welcomes Jonathan Taylor at the Next Members Meeting

We are excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to our next Members Meeting in Copenhagen on 24-25 April. Jonathan’s disclosure of systematic corruption in the oil industry led to criminal prosecutions of the wrongdoers, over US$ 840 million (and counting) in fines by five prosecutors, the changing of the political landscape in Brazil and an urgent […]