Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth

Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth
Nigel Smith Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth Nigel Smith, inaugural International Registrar of the London-headquartered St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg), is retiring in May after 47 years in the shipping industry.   Mr Smith, 62, is a former seagoing...
March 13th, 2019 | Flags, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Latest News from LISCR

Latest News from LISCR
The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) confirms that Scott Bergeron has departed from the organization. The Cohen family, in particular Adam Cohen and Elan Cohen, continue to lead the organization as Executive Chairmen. Furthermore, Alfonso Castillero has been elevated to the...
March 1st, 2019 | Company Profiles, Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Liberia confirmed as world’s second-largest ship registry

Liberia confirmed as world’s second-largest ship registry
Alfonso Castillero Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in its Clarksons World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken and outgrown the Marshall Islands, which now languishes...
January 28th, 2019 | Flags | Read More

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus
Mick Cash SEAFARER Ratings union RMT today poured scorn over P&O’s claim that Brexit was behind their decision to switch the entire Dover-Calais fleet from the UK to the Cypriot flag as the company finally confirmed publicly exactly what RMT has been warning of for weeks. RMT general secretary...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Liberian Corporate Registry appoints Anthony Perea new MD

Liberian Corporate Registry appoints Anthony Perea new MD
Anthony Perea Anthony Perea has been appointed Managing Director of the Liberian Corporate Registry. Anthony was previously Managing Director at global corporate and fiduciary services provider AMICORP, where he was head of institutional sales for the Americas, Latin America and Asia. He has nearly 25...
November 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Marine interests in Jamaica set to benefit from updated hydrographic information

Marine interests in Jamaica set to benefit from updated hydrographic information
Attendees at the UKHO workshop in Kingston Jamaica has begun upon updating hydrographic charts in key maritime developmental areas to improve coastal navigation, marine infrastructure works and other maritime activities, with assistance from the UK Government. United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)...
November 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags | Read More

NSU secures jobs for 700 Norwegian seafarers as government rules against flagging out Color Line vessels

NSU secures jobs for 700 Norwegian seafarers as government rules against flagging out Color Line vessels
.. The Norwegian Government has ruled against the reflagging of Color Line vessels under the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) flag. This is a significant and hard fought victory for Norwegian seafarers and the ongoing ITF cabotage campaign. ITF affiliate, the Norwegian Seafarers Union (NSU),...
November 21st, 2018 | Flags, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
Alfonso Castillero Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.  Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian Registry, says, “We are greatly honoured to be the first ship registry admitted as an associate member of the...
November 16th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More

Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of LSC

Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of LSC
Kierstin Lachtman Kierstin Lachtman to succeed Joe Ludwiczak as head of Liberian Shipowners’ Council Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm. Kierstin,...
November 9th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Flags, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Palau lines up with BIMCO

Palau lines up with BIMCO
Panos Kirnidis The world’s fastest growing ship registry has now joined more than 2,000 other maritime professionals by becoming the latest associate member of BIMCO – The Baltic and International Maritime Council. Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is the latest registry to join the world’s...
November 9th, 2018 | BIMCO, Flags | Read More

Palau marks its presence in Dubai

Palau marks its presence in Dubai
Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR with Jamal S Khalil, General Manager, of Al Rafedain Marine Services. Palau International Ship Registry, the world’s fastest growing flag, added yet more vessels into its fleet with the signing of two new ship registrations during Seatrade Middle East 2018 (STMM) held last...
November 6th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-Oct-2018 USE OF REMOTE INSPECTION TECHNIQUES FOR SURVEYS Singapore Use of remote inspection techniques for surveys Thursday, October 25, 2018, Singapore The usage of remote inspection techniques can be accepted for the conduct of surveys on board Singapore Registered Ships. When permitted, remote...
October 25th, 2018 | Flags, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Marshall Islands Confirms No Class Certificate Surcharge

Marshall Islands Confirms No Class Certificate Surcharge
Bill Gallagher Reston, VA, USA, 11 October 2018 International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) has announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry will not follow competitors by levying surcharges and commissions on vessel documents and  certificates issued on its behalf...
October 11th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Liberia creates Offshore and Gas Technology Department

Liberia creates Offshore and Gas Technology Department
Stephen Bomgardner Liberia, the fastest growing major open registry in both shipping and offshore, has established its Offshore and Gas Technology Department, renewing the registry’s focus in these sectors. This department strengthens Liberia’s presence in the offshore and gas sectors and is a response...
October 11th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

MAJ praises African maritime co-operation

MAJ praises African maritime co-operation
Admiral Peter Brady Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s Director General, Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady has praised the dedication of African States in working together towards achieving global maritime goals and meeting international environmental targets. Speaking at the fourth meeting of the Association...
October 8th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee
Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chairman of an important sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An experienced maritime professional,...
October 1st, 2018 | Flags, IMO, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Palau flies the flag for maritime anti-corruption standards

Palau flies the flag for maritime anti-corruption standards
Panos Kirnidis The fight against bribery and corruption in the shipping world is being led by Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) which is currently one of the only maritime organisations to have implemented and be certified for ISO 37001:2016 related to anti-bribery and anti-corruption standards. Governments...
September 25th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Flags | Read More

Liberia calls for early reporting on 2020-compliant fuel availability

Liberia calls for early reporting on 2020-compliant fuel availability
David Pascoe, Senior VP, Maritime Operations and Standards, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) Liberia has submitted a paper to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) calling for early reporting on the availability of fuel oil that is compliant with the new 0.50 percent...
September 25th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Flags, Pollution | Read More

Liberia renews historic China agreement

Liberia renews historic China agreement
On 5 September, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of Liberia renewed their historic maritime agreement for an additional five years. The unprecedented five-year extension further strengthens the close relations between the governments of the two countries, and their long-term co-operation...
September 10th, 2018 | Flags, Shipmanagement, Taxation | Read More

Liberia introduces QR codes and other electronic certificate security features

Liberia introduces QR codes and other electronic certificate security features
Scott Bergeron Liberia continues to deploy significant improvements to its state-of-the-art web-based client interface system, WayPoint, by enhancing certificate security features, introducing a QR Code symbol for electronic certificates and streamlining the procedure for document verification. WayPoint...
August 7th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Liberia the fastest growing flag in shipping and offshore

Liberia the fastest growing flag in shipping and offshore
Liberia is the fastest growing major open registry in 2018 in both the shipping and offshore sectors, according to leading shipping services provider Clarksons in its Clarksons World Fleet Monitor June 2018. Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR),...
July 26th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Liberia adopts law amendments in line with new ship finance environment

Liberia adopts law amendments in line with new ship finance environment
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Republic of Liberia has responded to the needs of shipowners and the ship financing and legal community by amending Liberian maritime law to allow lease financing structures to be recorded as mortgages. As a result,...
July 16th, 2018 | Banking, Flags, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) appoints Verifavia to provide IMO DCS verification services to its global fleet

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) appoints Verifavia to provide IMO DCS verification services to its global fleet
Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has signed an agreement with VERIFAVIA (UK) LTD and VERIFAVIA SARL to act as independent verifiers and to conduct IMO DCS verification services for the registry’s worldwide fleet. Verifavia is a worldwide environmental...
July 2nd, 2018 | Flags, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberia underlines commitment to seafarer wellbeing on IMO Day of the Seafarer

Liberia underlines commitment to seafarer wellbeing on IMO Day of the Seafarer
Cadets on board The Liberian Registry has underlined its commitment to protecting the welfare of seafarers on the occasion of the International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer, which this year takes ‘seafarer wellbeing’, and mental health in particular, as its theme. Scott Bergeron,...
June 26th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

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