Archive for the ‘Flags’ Category

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

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