MACN is made up of over 165 member companies that combined represent 50% of global tonnage. Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers and one of India’s major marine firms, says that while the shipping sector is becoming more open, more can and should be done to combat corruption. The shipping industry has to pull out all the stops against corruption after being elected Vice-Chair of the Denmark-based Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).
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- 50 percent of all tonnage in the globe, MACN was founded in 2011 and now has over 165 member companies that collectively represent 50% of the world’s tonnage.
- MACN’s goal is to establish a thriving maritime industry.
- The goal of MACN is to create a marine industry that is free of corruption and allows for fair trade to benefit society as a whole.
- MACN initiated a port integrity campaign in India in 2019 with a trial campaign at Mumbai and JNPT ports to decrease and, in the long run, eradicate integrity issues and trade bottlenecks during operations at Indian ports.
The recently elected MACN Chair Ann Shazell, Group Lead Lawyer for Cargill’s Ocean Transportation division, will be joining Captain Unni at MACN. MACN CEO Cecilia Müller Torbrand expressed her delight in welcoming Ann and Rajesh to their new positions.