Hapag-Lloyd has joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), which is a global business network working against corruption in the maritime industry. MACN was founded in 2011 by a group of maritime companies and has now more than 100 members from across the industry.
There are several risks of corruption related to the shipping business: Our operations affect several jurisdictions and also involve interactions with government officials e.g. in ports. Handling these situations can be challenging and lead to delays. It can put the integrity and safety of the crew and ship at risks and can have significant commercial as well as legal consequences.
MACN and its members promote good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments and other forms of corruption. MACN collaborates with key stakeholders, including governments and international organizations, such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry.
Concrete collective action projects are essential for the success of the network. Up to now several collective actions have been implemented in different countries improving the handling of port calls and the interactions with pilots and officials. The network also enables best practice sharing among the members.
Our membership further demonstrates the commitment of Hapag-Lloyd to fight against corruption in the maritime industry.
For more information about MACN, please visit the MACN website.