Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

Smart ships need smart registries

Smart ships need smart registries
Panos Kirnidis The shipping world needs to wake up and embrace the philosophy of smart shipping because it is already here and the downturn in the world economy is not going to last forever, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of the Palau International Ship Registry. “The maritime industry knows that...
July 31st, 2017 | Flags | Read More

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli 2016 shows a large increase in the refusal of access (“bans”) within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015. The number of inspections carried...
July 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment
Alfonso Castillero The Liberian Maritime Administration has welcomed an agreement reached by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on an implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which broadly incorporates the terms of an amendment initially proposed...
July 10th, 2017 | Environment, Flags, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2017. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 20th, 2017 | Flags, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberian Registry wins Maritime Services Award for electronic oil record book

Liberian Registry wins Maritime Services Award for electronic oil record book
Christian Mollitor, vice-president of the Liberian Registry LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has won the Lloyd’s List Maritime Services Award 2017 for the innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB), which is now accepted for use on board Liberian-flag ships.  The ε-ORB, launched...
June 1st, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Environment, Flags, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberian Registry cements position as No 1 choice for Greek shipping

Liberian Registry cements position as No 1 choice for Greek shipping
Michalis Pantazopoulos Liberia has confirmed its position as the leading flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, according to statistics produced by the independent research and information organisation Marine Information Services (MIS) in Greece. The MIS figures show that the Greek merchant...
May 19th, 2017 | Flags | Read More

Panama Ship Registry: A Century Promoting Global Trade

Panama Ship Registry: A Century  Promoting Global Trade
The Panama Ship Registry has been promoting global trade for a century and looking forward to a bright future ahead. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim congratulated the Panama Ship Registry on its anniversary.  In his speech, he mentioned among others: “With this in mind, our theme of the year...
April 20th, 2017 | Flags, News | Read More

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO
Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been appointed Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the IMO. Admiral Peter Brady Following his appointment Admiral Brady will lobby for Jamaica’s candidature to Category C of the IMO Council.  Admiral Brady has a wealth of experience...
April 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Liberian Registry makes key appointments in Tokyo

Liberian Registry makes key appointments in Tokyo
Eiji Okazaki The Liberian Registry has appointed Eiji Okazaki as president of the Tokyo office operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). Mr Okazaki was formerly president and CEO of Japanese ship owner and ship manager IMECS Co Ltd, a subsidiary...
April 3rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Liberian Registry passes historic 150m gross tons landmark

Liberian Registry passes historic 150m gross tons landmark
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Liberian Registry has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind only Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross...
March 22nd, 2017 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry now world’s 2nd largest

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry now world’s 2nd largest
Bill Gallagher   The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) fleet now stands at 223,262,177 deadweight tons (DWT), making it the second largest registry in the world in terms of DWT. The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry Now World’s 2nd Largest  International Registries,...
March 21st, 2017 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Cayman Maritime Services Park CEO to be at Shipping 2017

Cayman Maritime Services Park CEO to be at Shipping 2017
Charles Kirkconnell George Town, Grand Cayman (March 17th 2017) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), Cayman’s award-winning special economic zone, is geared up to target the world’s evolving maritime services industry in 2017 with Cayman Maritime Services Park (CMSP), the zone’s newest component....
March 20th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags | Read More

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping
Greek Controlled Shipping An information paper, based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 30th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables, attached hereto, on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered under the Greek and other flags. The data has...
March 15th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, News, Reefer ships, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Palau and Italy Join Forces for Maritime Seminar

Palau and Italy Join Forces for Maritime Seminar
Members of Palau International Ship Registry with the Italian Coast Guard Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) Flag Inspectors benefited from a seminar hostedbetween February 20th to 24th at Italian Coast Guard General Headquarters in Romecovering Port State Control, Safety of Navigation, Maritime...
March 14th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags | Read More

Star Bulk Carriers awarded USCG Qualship 21 for 30 bulk carriers

Star Bulk Carriers awarded USCG Qualship 21 for 30 bulk carriers
Theo Xenakoudis, Worldwide Business Operations Manager, IRI. Star Bulk Carriers Awarded United States Coast Guard Qualship 21 for 30 Bulk Carriers The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is pleased to announce the award of Qualship 21 status by the United States (US) Coast Guard (USCG) to...
March 8th, 2017 | Awards, Environment, Flags, News, Regulatory | Read More

Cayman Maritime 2017 to Shine Spotlight on Cayman’s Role…

Cayman Maritime 2017 to Shine Spotlight on Cayman’s Role…
Nicky Pappadakis, speaker at last year’s Cayman Maritime Week. Cayman Maritime 2017 to Shine Spotlight on Cayman’s Role as the Caribbean’s leading International Maritime Centre 5th Cayman Islands shipping summit strengthens local coalition working to raise Cayman’s maritime profile 28th February,...
March 1st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags | Read More

ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table

ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Flag State Performance Table which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.   See www.ics-shipping.org/docs/flag-state-performance-table The ICS Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world’s flag...
February 21st, 2017 | Associations, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Greek Minister’s of Shipping plans

Greek Minister’s of Shipping plans
The Greek Press Attache Alexis Georgiades introducing Panagiotis Kourouplis, Greece’s Shipping and Islands Policy Minister Two days ago, on 15th of February, the Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy Panagiotis Kourouplis gave a press conference at  the Riverside Plaza Hotel by the River...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media | Read More

Liberian Registry launches innovative new website

Liberian Registry launches innovative new website
Allison Wilson The Liberian Registry has further strengthened its industry-leading role for technological innovation by relaunching its website in an ultra-user-friendly format. Among other things, owners and managers of the 4,150-plus vessels in the Liberian-flag fleet will have direct access to an...
February 13th, 2017 | Communication, Flags, IT and Communications, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council
from the Jamaica candidancy launch Jamaica launched its bid to be elected to Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council last Thursday (2 February) – in a move to position Jamaica as a ‘viable maritime hub’.   Addressing specially invited guests, Jamaica’s Minister...
February 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Japanese SOx Scrubber System for Ships Acquires First Certification from Country of Ship Registration

Japanese SOx Scrubber System for Ships Acquires First Certification from Country of Ship Registration
  Ambassador Diaz of Panama presents the certificate Performance Verified in Testing on “DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY” Tokyo, January 12, 2017 – For almost a year Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. (MKK) have been undertaking...
January 12th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Events, Flags, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Liberian Registry strengthens Asia team to meet growing demand

Liberian Registry strengthens Asia team to meet growing demand
Chiang Wan Ching The Liberian Registry has announced strategic new appointments in a number of key areas within the Asian regional offices operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). Ms. Wan Ching Chiang has been promoted to Registrations Manager...
January 9th, 2017 | Flags | Read More

The Marshall Islands Report

The Marshall Islands Report
Happy New Year and welcome to the new Marshall Islands Report, a blog site with news and views from across International Registries, Inc.’s global network. We are the world’s most experienced, privately held maritime and corporate registry service provider. The site contains regular updates...
January 6th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Flags, Reports | Read More