News and Events

Sam Megwa Accepts Role of MACN Chair

The bi-annual MACN full group members meeting offers an opportunity for all MACN members to discuss progress on collective action and to contribute to the strategy of the network. In addition, the meeting features expert plenary speakers from the maritime and related areas. The meeting serves as a forum for the creation of new ideas, […]

A Conversation With The Vice Chairman Of MACN

John Sypnowich is chief legal and compliance officer at The CSL Group Inc., a world-leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. He serves on the steering committee of MACN and is currently the vice chairman. We sat down with John to discuss anticorruption trends, collective action, and next steps for MACN. […]

UKFCO Funds Phase 2 Of Collective Action In Indonesia

BSR has received funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UKFCO) for the second phase of a collective action in Indonesia. Phase 2 will focus on improving transparency of container tracking in Port Tanjung Priok, and promoting a cashless system for Export Permits. MACN is preparing briefing materials for industry and a media event […]

MACN Featured At OECD Integrity Forum

May 2016: MACN Featured At OECD Integrity Forum MACN and BSR were proud partners of the OECD’s Integrity Forum 2016. Entitled “Fighting the Hidden Tariff: The Global Trade without Corruption”, the Integrity Forum gathered over a thousand participants in London to shape the anti-corruption debate. The Integrity Forum highlighted the importance of collective action, and […]

“Say No” Campaign Gains Ground In Egypt

The pilot phase of the concerted “Say No” campaign, piloted by a number of MACN companies in the Suez Canal as part of a collective action launched on International Anti-Corruption Day in December 2015, ended recently. The campaign has decreased the frequency of demands for payments and has made it easier for captains to say […]

The Fight Against Corruption Starts In The Charter-Party

Only in Danish: Hvem har ansvaret, når et rederi udsættes for krav om bestikkelse? Ny anti-korruptionsklausul i Bimcos standardkontrakter sikrer, at rederier og lastejere arbejder sammen om at håndtere korruption. Det kræver en massiv og koordineret indsats, hvis man skal bekæmpe korruption i f.eks. havne og ved maritime anlæg. Den nye anti-korruptionsklausul i standardkontrakterne sikrer, […]

Say No To Corruption

BSR’s MACN team published a blog to publicize the impacts and achievements of MACN over the last five years. The blog also highlighted the methodology underlying MACN’s collective action success. “These collective actions have resulted in tangible outcomes and long-term impacts, including the passing of new legislation (in Argentina), a decrease in waiting times, and […]

Tackling Corruption Through Collective Action: A Q&A With Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Chair Of MACN

December 9, 2014 was International Anti-Corruption Day, and on December 10, 2014 the UN Global Compact celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Principle 10, which states, “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.” Over the last decade, both the public and private sectors have made progress on raising awareness about the […]