Support in the ght against corruption in the maritime industry
Panama’s Ship Registry has joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), becoming part of the largest group of maritime companies in the world ghting for a better and corruption-free business environmen
“We are committed to supporting MACN in its vision of achieving fair trade and a corruption-free maritime industry,” said the Ship Registry director, Rafael Cigarruista.
“It is of utmost importance that the Ship Registry contributes to the development of best practices within our organization and helps eradicate this scourge from modern society. For that purpose, we have 53 Consulates and 13 International Oces around the world supporting this initiative and our management,” said Cigarruista
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network was established in 2,011 by a small group of maritime companies committed to eliminating all forms of maritime corruption. It has now become an important assembly of more than 130 companies worldwide determined to raiseawareness and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry
.Cecilia Müller Torbrand, executive director of MACN emphasized the importance of the Panama Ship Registry joining the network. “The Registries play a vital role in both regulating the industry and supporting seafarers who face illegal claims. That is why we are excited to welcome the head of the Panamanian Registry and his global team on board; andwe look forward to their valuable support in the ght against corruption in the maritime industry
The Panama Ship Registry is aware of the challenges it faces and we are ready to implement the Anti-Corruption Principles, outlined by MACN, as well as contributing to collective actions and sustainable changes in the operating environment,” added the director of the Panama Ship Registry