Ambitions of Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)

NORDEN actively participates in the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) which was created in January 2011. In 2013, MACN has thrived, going from 19 members at the end of 2012 to 31 members at the end of 2013. The membership now includes some of our clients, such as BP Shipping Ltd., Gearbulk, Rio Tinto Marine, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., BHP Billiton or Morgan Stanley, as well as other shipping companies.

NORDEN has continued actively participating both as a member of MACN and as part of its Steering Committee.


MACN's short-term and long-term ambitions

Long-term ambitions: Be a powerful player – making a difference

  • Increase cooperation within the network by sharing of best practices, knowledge and training
  • Find political support for the ideas and projects pursued by the network and influence stakeholders
  • Cooperate with authorities and governments and make a political impact in the affected areas
  • Cooperate  with the authorities on legislation and preventive measures
  • Welcome many new members with the same ambition  and agenda to join MACN
  • Eliminate corrupt practices including facilitation payments in the maritime environment

Short-term ambitions: Be first movers and be recognised as industry spokesperson

  • Be public about our commitment – set the bar within our industry
  • Translate ‘anti-corruption’ into specific issues and challenges for shipping
  • Map and grade the challenges and issues facing shipping companies
  • Connect anti-corruption to social issues in countries– what does corruption mean for countries’ development?
  • Establish a pilot project and take a common approach
  • Inter-act with the authorities to put pressure for obtaining clear guidelines
  • Reduce corrupt practices including facilitation payments affecting the maritime industry