News and Events

From Malboro Canal to Zero-Tolerance Transits

MACN Collective Action at Work in the Suez Canal On International Anti-Corruption Day 2017, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is pleased to share significant progress on tackling corruption in the Suez Canal thanks to a two-year collective action. Approximately ten percent of all global seaborne trade currently moves through the Suez Canal, and with the expansion […]

Collective Action Updates | November 2017

Argentina We are delighted to announce that a new regulation has been adopted in Argentina, as a successful outcome of a three-year MACN collective action. For more information, please see our media release. So far the release has led to articles in Lloyd’s List, the American Journal of Transportation, Ship Management International, Dry Bulk Magazine, Shipping Watch (Danish), and the B20 Collective Action […]


MACN Helps Pass Regulation to Tackle Critical Dry Bulk Challenges in Argentina

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 26, 2017: The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)—a global business network of 90 companies working toward the elimination of corrupt practices in the maritime industry—celebrates the passing of a new regulation as a successful outcome of its collective action in Argentina. The new regulation modernizes the inspections system for dry cargo and has the potential […]

Over 90 Participants Attend MACN Members Meeting

We were delighted to welcome over 90 participants to the second MACN Members Meeting of 2017, which took place in London on October 11-12. One major theme of the meeting was that “Collective Action Works!” – MACN members shared numerous testimonies of tangible impacts of anti-corruption efforts in locations including Argentina, Nigeria, and the Suez […]

Preread Available for MACN Fall Members Meeting

We are pleased to share the Preread for the MACN Fall Members Meeting, to be held in London on October 11-12. This document provides a range of useful information to help you prepare for the meeting, including details on sessions and updates on all of MACN’s Collective Actions. We recommend that MACN Members print the […]

Update on Container Tracking in Tanjung Priok

The MACN Secretariat is pleased to provide an update on Collective Action activities in the port of Tanjung Priok, Indonesia. During phase I of the Collective Action, stakeholders reported 1) a lack of awareness of container tracking systems in general and 2) a lack of transparency in terms of how containers are prioritized and when […]

Speakers Announced for MACN Fall Members Meeting

MACN is pleased to present four external speakers for the MACN Fall Members meeting, which will take place in London on October 11-12, 2017. Thomas Lüthi is founding partner of Pohlmann & Company, a multidisciplinary law and consulting firm established in 2012 and based in Frankfurt and Munich. From 2007 to 2010 Thomas was Corporate Compliance […]

MACN Fall Members Meeting, 11-12 October, London, UK

MACN will host its second biannual members meeting of 2017 in London. The meeting will give MACN members the opportunity to assess the progress we have made on the three pillars of our strategy and to discuss current or developing challenges around corruption in the maritime sector. Sector-specific and country-specific breakout sessions will allow members to […]

Collective Actions Updates | June 2017

Egypt MACN took part in the EU-OECD workshop “Supporting the Development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, and Creating a Business-Friendly Regulatory Environment”, in Cairo on May 22. MACN’s presentation was well received by the authorities. The OECD and EU will be working with the Suez Canal to implement a number of integrity measures, including […]

MACN Article in WCO News

World Customs Organization (WCO) News has published an article by Martin Benderson. The article explains MACN’s Collective Action approach and details the benefits of united action to tackle corruption in the maritime industry. Fundamental to MACN’s collective action approach is that sustainable solutions to tackle corruption must be enabled by, supported by, and beneficial to […]