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Maritime anti-corruption group membership tops 100

Membership of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has topped the 100 mark with the recent addition of tanker titan Frontline and container line ZIM.

Established in 2011 MACN is an industry-led body aims to stamp out corruption which has for years been an accepted practice in some parts of the industry and supply chain.

Commenting on passing the 100 members mark MACN Chairman, John Sypnowich said: “As an industry led organization, we have strength in numbers. By having more and more companies join our cause, we have a better and better chance of making a difference and eliminating all forms of corruption. Together, as an industry, we are taking a stand.”

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The body said it had been successful in tackling corruption through country-specific actions in locations such as Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, and Argentina.

MACN Programme Director, Cecilia Müller Torbrand said: “Corruption is a real threat to the people who work on our ships and it damages our business and reputation. MACN has received over 25,000 anonymous reports of corrupt demands to-date. Only last year MACN received over 260 anonymous incident which were directly related to the safety of crew.”

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