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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to Develop Global Port Integrity Index and Scale Up Collective Action in West Africa

Copenhagen, June 19, 2019—The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)—a global business network of over 110 companies working together to tackle corruption in the maritime industry—today announces a new partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MOFA). The partnership will allow MACN to develop and launch the first ever Global Port Integrity Index and to […]

MACN Launches 2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our 2018 Annual Report. This contains a comprehensive summary of our work and progress in 2018 under the three pillars of our strategy: Collective Action, Capability Building, and Culture of Integrity. Below is the introductory letter from John Sypnowich, Chair of MACN: Dear colleagues and friends, After more […]

IMO To Include Anti-Corruption on Formal Agenda

Last week, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) showed huge support for MACN’s work, agreeing to include maritime corruption as a regular work item on its agenda. A paper on the topic of maritime corruption was presented by the Marshall Islands with many countries and international organizations  expressing their endorsement of a proposal to develop guidelines to […]

Reported Corruption Incidents down 90 Percent in Argentina

According to the latest data from the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s (MACN) Anonymous Incident Reporting System, corruption incidents in Argentina where MACN has engaged in collective action have decreased by more than 90 percent. This drop follows the development of a new regulatory framework with the National Service of Health and Agri-Food Quality (Senasa), the development […]

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 […]

MACN in 2018: More Members, More Action, More Impact

MACN was founded in 2011 by a small group of companies. It was created with the recognition that for many years, the shipping industry has faced a difficult issue: When a ship travels in and out of ports, there is an opportunity to ask for illegal payments. For example, one captain told us recently: “The […]

MACN Receives SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award

Earlier this month, MACN was delighted to be awarded the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award, sponsored by UMAR. The winners of this year’s Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 2 October, 2018 at the Yacht Club of Greece. The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Safety Excellence & Sustainable […]

MACN reaches 100 members

MACN is delighted to announce that with the recent additions of ZIM and Frontline to our membership, the organization now numbers over 100 companies across the maritime sector. MACN’s members now represent a major percentage of the global world fleet by tonnage and play a key role in ocean transport and global logistics. MACN Chair, […]

MACN Welcomes over 100 Participants to Members Meeting

MACN was delighted to welcome over 100 participants to the annual Fall Members Meeting in London on 3-4 October. We were honored to have speakers from the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Unilever, and Boards of multinationals. We also heard from expert MACN partners including Soji Apampa and […]

BIMCO Supports Push to Step Up Fight against Maritime Corruption

At the 42nd session of the International Maritime Organisation’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) in London on June 5-8th, BIMCO has backed a request made by The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) for the IMO and member States to fully recognise the scale of maritime corruption and to take a stand against this type of crime. Supporting this […]