Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation. Liberia is the largest flag state to support the push by Australia, which...
June 20th, 2018 | Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Liberian Registry and China Classification Society sign innovation and technology MoU

Liberian Registry and China Classification Society sign innovation and technology MoU
Pictured during the CCS MoU signing ceremony in Beijing on 29 March are (left) Thomas Klenum, LISCR Technical Director, and CCS vice-president Sun Feng. The Liberian Registry has agreed a framework co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Classification Society (CCS) as the latest...
June 18th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 51st meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2017 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2018. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 14th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping
Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR SMARTer ships are the future of shipping There is no turning back says CEO SMART ships will continue to be the driving force for the new decade as technology puts the control and management of shipping onto a new level and there is no stopping this and nor...
June 13th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Verifavia Shipping first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority for IMO DCS verification services

Verifavia Shipping first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority for IMO DCS verification services
Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping World’s largest ship registry accredits Verifavia to offer independent IMO DCS verification services to its 8,000+ Panamanian registered vessels LONDON, PARIS, ATHENS – 06 June 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport...
June 6th, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia honours Greek shipping partners as it celebrates 70th anniversary

Liberia honours Greek shipping partners as it celebrates 70th anniversary
Michalis Pantazopoulos LISCR Senior VP and Managing Director of LISCR Hellas, Liberian Commissioner James Kollie, George Procopiou, Scott Bergeron LISCR CEO The Liberian Registry has presented five of its Greek shipping partners with the Liberian Maritime Authority’s Commissioner’s Award for Excellence...
June 4th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Flags, People and Places | Read More

Isle of Man Ship Registry reports strong 2017 figures

Isle of Man Ship Registry reports strong 2017 figures
Fleet growth recorded at twice the rate of the world fleet Record high gross registered tonnage of nearly 17m achieved in 2017 The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) achieved record success last year, growing at twice the rate of the world fleet and recording 16.7 million gross registered tons at the...
May 14th, 2018 | Flags, Reports | Read More

TMG flies flag for Palau International Ship Registry

TMG flies flag for Palau International Ship Registry
Panos Kirnidis Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded its global reach by linking up with a leading maritime consultancy. PISR has appointed The Maritime Group (International) Ltd (TMG) as its Deputy Registrar for the Palau Flag (London) to meet growing demand from ship owners, operators...
May 11th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Palau-U.S. Conducts Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation

Palau-U.S. Conducts Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation
Panos Kirnidis The strong relationship Palau has with the USA in terms of its Compact Agreement of Free Association (COFA) has been given a further boost by the announcement of a new economic package and will give an enormous boost to the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). The Republic of Palau...
May 10th, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory | Read More

Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority names new shipping officer

Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority names new shipping officer
  Nick Sansom, the new Chief Business Development Officer for the Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Association (BSMA) Chief Business Development Officer named for Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority Hamilton, Bermuda, April 26, 2018 – Nick Sansom, a senior executive with more than 30...
April 26th, 2018 | Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Palau calls for more technology in the shipping world

Palau calls for more technology in the shipping world
Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR Smart shipping needs smarter support and at Posidonia 2018 Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) thinks the industry has an ideal opportunity to showcase the best that technology can offer the maritime world. Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, believes the next...
April 26th, 2018 | Flags, Technology | Read More

Palau supports the responsible final voyage

Palau supports the responsible final voyage
… The world’s SMART flag – Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) – has been one of the major sponsors of the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that took place in Hamburg, Germany from 7-8 March 2018. The event attracted those involved in ship, rig and offshore vessel recycling and offered...
March 12th, 2018 | Environment, Flags, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece
International Registries, Inc. (IRI) had a successful seminar on the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Associations Law in Greece on Monday, 26 February 2018. Coincidentally, the week prior, the Official Government Gazette published a Legal Note covering the ruling by the Greek Ministry of Finance...
March 6th, 2018 | Flags, Legal | Read More

Palau keeps an eye out with Polestar

Palau keeps an eye out with Polestar
Panos Kirnidis Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) the world’s fastest growing flag has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels. Pole Star’s Purple TRAC is a comprehensive ship-centric...
February 26th, 2018 | Flags, Technical, Technology | Read More

Liberia opens state-of-the-art maritime training institute

Liberia opens state-of-the-art maritime training institute
Pictured at the opening ceremony, front row, left to right, are Juah Lawson (Chair of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Maritime Administra-tion), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  (President of Liberia), Abraham Avi Zaidenberg (Managing Director of LMTI), James Kollie (Liberian Maritime Administration Commissioner),...
January 19th, 2018 | Events, Flags, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man

Berge Bulk Ship named in honour of the Isle of Man
Dick Welsh in front of the Berge Snaefell The latest in a series of ships for the bulk carrier giant, Berge Bulk, has been named after the Isle of Man’s famous mountain, Snaefell. Berge Bulk is one of the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s largest clients. It is one of the world’s leading independent...
January 17th, 2018 | Flags, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections
Port State Control inspections are increasingly focusing on the risk profile of the ship under inspection with inspectors singling out the performance of the ship manager and the flag state recognised organisation (RO) as major factors to concentrate on. Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus-based...
January 8th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

WISTA UK event – dual role of flag states

WISTA UK event – dual role of flag states
l to r: Hetty Pugh, IRI; Sue Terpilowski, WISTA UK President; Elizabeth Bouchard, John Ramage and John Taverner of IRI; Bridget Hogan, WISTA UK Secretary, and Teresa Peacock, WISTA UK Treasurer. Shipowners call on flag States to assist them in the interpretation of rules and regulations and to provide...
December 19th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council
LIBERIA has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a position it has held continuously since 2012. Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Dr James Kollie, says, “It is very gratifying to see Liberia reconfirmed in its position as a leading maritime...
December 7th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Palau Registry sails into top spot

Palau Registry sails into top spot
Panos Kirnidis Palau International Ship Registry has become the fastest growing flag in the shipping world with an impressive 43.2% growth in the number of vessels joining the registry since 2013 according to Fairplay magazine. Recording strong growth that puts it well ahead of other expanding registries...
November 23rd, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry, in co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards

Liberia’s electronic oil record book scoops up two more innovation awards
Pictured from left to right: Mark Laudi, host of the 2017 Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards, Scott Bergeron, CEO, Liberian Registry, and Liz McCarthy, Publisher, Lloyd’s List Intelligence. The innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB) produced by LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry,...
October 30th, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Environment, Flags | Read More

Liberia’s WayPoint takes client interface standards to new levels

Liberia’s WayPoint takes client interface standards to new levels
WayPoint Home with WRC R. Liberia has further strengthened its reputation as the world’s most technologically advanced and sophisticated ship register with a major upgrade of WayPoint, its state-of-the-art web-based client interface system When WayPoint was launched in late-2016, it provided the owners...
October 25th, 2017 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security computer-based training programme
The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer-Based Training (CBT) programme that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security. Jorgen...
October 17th, 2017 | Flags, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017

RMT “SOS 2020” shipping protest in Hull, Saturday 30th September 2017
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT will be holding an event which will promote the aims and objectives of the union’s national SOS 2020 campaign in Hull this Saturday as follows: Saturday 30th September, 10am-4pm outside Hull Maritime Museum, Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3DX. A map to the venue is...
September 27th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More