KR will act as a 'Recognized Organization (RO)' conducting surveys and audits, and issuing certificates to Portuguese flagged ships, including those from Madeira, ensuring full compliance with international conventions, such as the SOLAS, MARPOL, ITC, ILL, and MLC regulations.

This is an important step for KR which has been working to expand services across Europe. This latest authorization brings the total number of countries where KR is authorized to carry out ship survey and certification work to 78.

Mr. Lee Jeong-Kie, Chairman and CEO of KR comments:

"Successfully obtaining authorization to act as an 'RO' for the Portuguese administration clearly demonstrates our continuous efforts to increase customer service levels and enhance customer satisfaction across Europe. It also shows our commitment to providing the best quality and widest range of services, to support our client's business operations wherever they are."