Exclusive: Why maritime corruption persists

Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Alexandra Wrage, president and founder of TRACE, who has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 120 countries.

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Why is the shipping industry corrupted?

Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Alexandra Wrage, president and founder of TRACE, who has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 120 countries.

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EXCLUSIVE: Keeping our ports drug-free

Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, talks to Patrick Verhoeven, MD of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), on how ports can fight drug trafficking and corruption.

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EXCLUSIVE: Fighting corruption through policy

Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, conducts a two-part interview with Mark Pyman, to pick the brains of an experienced global anti-corruption professional who has operated at the highest level of government.

Maritime Anti-Corruption

As we advocate for ethics and transparency in the maritime sector, we consistently strive to promote anti-corruption policies and regulations within Asia. This is contingent on the collaborative efforts of nations who must champion the cause for an industry free of corruption – this requires, in great extents, maritime ethics and transparency practices in all areas of business.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Networks in and Beyond Hong Kong

For the maritime sector to strengthen anti-corruption measures, it needs to tap on an extensive network of stakeholders in the field, whether in Hong Kong or the rest of Asia, and rally them together on a unified front. This is only possible with education. We need to create an informed maritime community of vessel owning companies, cargo owners and other businesses or service providers directly or indirectly involved in sustaining trade to establish a culture of anti-corruption. This requires a network of effective collaboration, constant sharing of information, practices and other relevant expertise among stakeholders. All these are point to a collective force that fights all types of maritime threats, from illegal trade to piracy.

We bring to you the latest on maritime anti-corruption practices and developments in Hong Kong and other countries in Asia. Through reports, detailed analyses and extensive interviews with various stakeholders, we educate, raise awareness and empower business to enact change.

Partner with us to champion industry practices free of corruption in the maritime sector

To effectively advocate for maritime anti-corruption practices across nations in Asia including Hong Kong, we need to build a community of shared knowledge and expertise. This is possible with your partnership with us. We help share your success stories on transparency, corporate social responsibility, ethical business practices and more through, for instance, in-depth interviews and features covering best case studies. Together we can champion for industry practices that are free of corruption in the maritime sector within the region and beyond.