By Mitchelle Uzorka
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a new platform called the Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP), which is an online platform that describes in detail the integrity performance of ports.
According to an announcement by MACN, it will use the current MACN incident data which includes more than 50,000 incident reports collected since 2011 and additional externally vetted data sources to provide key comparative information on ports’ integrity risks.
MACN CEO, Cecilia Müller Torbrand, said GPIP “will incentivise integrity by allowing for performance comparisons across ports regionally and globally”.
“It will highlight ports that require investment and will also be a tool for international donors, private sector investors, and any stakeholder with an interest in port sector reform and trade facilitation,” she said.
The platform is available to MACN members and will be made available to collective action partners and other key collaborating stakeholders in MACN’s network. Currently, it includes 106 ports from more than 50 countries and MACN aims to double the number of ports in the system by the end of 2022.