With the backing of the Indian Government, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), which comprises over 110 companies worldwide, all collaborating together to tackle corruption in the maritime industry, is now working on a groundbreaking port integrity campaign in India.
The aim, MACN states, is to reduce and, eventually, eliminate integrity issues in Indian ports. A pilot campaign will take place in Mumbai ports through to the end of October this year. Key elements of the campaign include the implementation of integrity training for port officials and the establishment of clear escalation and reporting processes. Following the pilot, MACN aims to expand the program to other Indian ports.
Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Executive Director, MACN, says: “Our experiences in various locations, including Nigeria, the Suez Canal, and Argentina show us that real change is possible when all parties are engaged. That’s why we are delighted to have the support of so many key stakeholders for this campaign to improve the operating environment in Indian ports.”