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Have your say on operations in Nigerian ports and terminals

Published: 27 January 2022

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched the Nigeria Impact Survey 2021. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the evolving situation in Nigerian ports and terminals and the ethical behavioural changes that may have occurred as a result of the various MACN initiatives carried out in 2021 to improve the operating environment for the shipping industry.

BIMCO supports the aims of all measures including those of MACN to fight every form of bribery and corruption in the maritime industry and global trade. To this effect, BIMCO cooperates with MACN, including by sharing various surveys, and we encourage members to share the questionnaire with ship Masters, crew and operators as their input will be of great value in MACN’s work.

Since 2012, MACN has worked to improve the operating environment in Nigerian ports and terminals. This has included the harmonisation of port clearance procedures and the implementation of a Grievance Reporting Mechanism for escalation of disputes relating to corrupt demands. Both of these tools are available through the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) hosted by the Nigerian Shippers Council.

Please complete the Impact Survey as soon as possible and no later than 30 April 2022.

All data will be collected anonymously and handled confidentially by MACN. The results of the survey will be aggregated and shared with project stakeholders, MACN members, and will be used to develop the next steps MACN should take to further improve the operating environment in Nigeria.

Please contact the MACN Secretariat if you have questions about the survey or MACN’s Collective Action in Nigeria.
Christian Hoppe


Christian Hoppe

General Counsel

Copenhagen, Denmark