The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) aims to deepen its engagement in India by expanding to additional ports including Chennai.
It also plans to deploy some of MACNs tested anti-corruption tools to the maritime industry in India.
MACN officials were speaking at a webinar organised in coordination with MANSA (Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies).
Aimed at reducing integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations in Indian ports, the webinar kick-started the `Say No’ campaign in Asia’s third largest economy.
Established in 2011, MACN with 170 member companies collectively carries 50 percent of the world’s tonnage. Its objective is to have a maritime industry that is free of corruption and enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.
In 2019, MACN had launched a Port Integrity Campaign in India to reduce and in the long term eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations at Indian ports with a pilot campaign at Mumbai and JNPT port. Established in 1977, the erstwhile Mumbai Nhava-Sheva Ship-Agents Association (MANSA) was rechristened as Maritime Association of Nationwide Shipping Agencies-India in 2016, to look after the needs and serve all ship agents and their branches all over India to work.