Posts Tagged ‘Liberia’

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

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

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

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

MEPC 73: Correcting the Record

MEPC 73: Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record – Contributing Cosponsors Clarifying Recent Misconceptions On 31 August 2018 the Bahamas, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Panama, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO cosponsored and submitted a document to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 73 meeting taking place 22-26...
October 8th, 2018 | Environment, IMO | 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

Liberia says flag states must be proactive in difficult market conditions

Liberia says flag states must be proactive in difficult market conditions
Alfonso Castillero The Liberian Registry says that, in today’s challenging shipping markets, flag states must be proactive in the best interests of shipowners, operators and managers, rather than simply fulfilling their traditional role as certification bodies. Alfonso Castillero, Vice-President of...
December 12th, 2016 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Liberia leads drive to ensure effective implementation of BWMC

Liberia leads drive to ensure effective implementation of BWMC
David Pascoe Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast water management (BWM) systems are commercially available, along with the necessary dockyard space for...
October 31st, 2016 | Environment, Flags, IMO, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia is first ship registry to recognise Green Award ships

Liberia is first ship registry to recognise Green Award ships
8 June 2016  – Liberia has become the first flag state to participate in the Green Award programme, under which eligible shipowners will be offered significant annual tonnage tax discounts. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager...
June 8th, 2016 | Awards, Environment, Flags | Read More

Liberian Registry reaches 4, 000-ship milestone

Liberian Registry reaches 4, 000-ship milestone
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Liberian Registry has reached a historic milestone with the registration of its 4, 000th vessel – the 50, 000 dwt chemical / product tanker newbuilding High Trust,  owned by d’Amico Tankers Limited, Dublin...
February 1st, 2016 | Flags | Read More

Liberia launches enhanced web-based liability certificate facility

Liberia launches enhanced web-based liability certificate facility
The Liberian Registry has demonstrated once again its reputation as the world’s most technologically advanced ship registry by enabling shipowners and managers to apply online for certification under the major international liability conventions. Earlier this year, Liberia launched an online certification...
November 9th, 2015 | Communication, Flags, IT and Communications, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Liberian registry shortlisted for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015

Liberian registry shortlisted for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Liberian Registry has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards. After much consideration by the awards panel of judges, the Liberian Registry was selected to become one of the five finalists...
August 25th, 2015 | Emissions, Environment, Flags | Read More

Liberia number one open register for Greek owners and operators

Liberia number one open register for Greek owners and operators
Figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has further strengthened its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greek shipowners and operators. The GSCC statistics show that, in the year to end-March 2015, the number of Greek-controlled...
April 10th, 2015 | Flags, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Liberia takes the lead on wreck removal certification

Liberia takes the lead on wreck removal certification
After a successful launch of the Liberian Registry’s new online application system, delivery of Wreck Removal Convention certificates is faster and more convenient for shipowners. The system was set up to expedite shipowners’ compliance with the requirements of the Nairobi International Convention...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Flags, Legal, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention
LIBERIA acceded to the Nairobi International Wreck Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, on 8 January 2015. It is thus far the largest flag state party to the convention. The Nairobi Convention covers shipwrecks that could have a potential adverse effect on the safety of lives and property at sea,...
January 15th, 2015 | Environment, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban

Courage of Ebola health workers should inspire greater efforts by all, says Ban
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) stands with Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, seen here showing their hospital discharge certificates. Photo: UNMEER/ Martine Perret 22 December 2014 – Citing the “memorable and moving” example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola but became a...
December 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Medical, UN | Read More