A new index is set to shine a light on port corruption around the world.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)—a global business network of over 110 companies working together to tackle corruption in the maritime industry— has teamed 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 scale up its collective action activities in West Africa.
The Global Port Integrity Index will provide an overview and comparison of illicit demands in ports around the world. It will be based on the unique first-hand data gathered from captains calling at ports around the world through MACN’s Anonymous Incident Reporting Mechanism. To date, MACN has collected over 28,000 reports of corruption in ports.
“Through the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, MACN can take our world-leading incident data to the next level and turn it into a powerful advocacy tool. This index will be instrumental in highlighting the need for further investments and initiatives addressing integrity challenges in ports to promote fair global trade,” said Cecilia Müller Torbrand, executive director of MACN.
The partnership with MOFA will also allow MACN to expand its collective action program in West Africa and to deepen its current engagement in the region.