As shipping rapidly adopts digitalization with electronic record-keeping and data exchange, flag administrations must increase their ability to provide relevant information to shipowners and managers in a timely and convenient way, the Liberian Registry claims.
Currently, Liberia has established a system to support the exchange of data between the Liberian Registry, recognized organizations (ROs), shipowners and managers.
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The data exchange system aims to benefit shipowners and operators as all data regarding their vessels will be gathered and managed in Liberia’s WayPoint system.
The users will then have real-time and immediate access to data on all statutory certifications. This includes IACS PR17 reports which provide early indications of Safety Management System failures. With this way, operators will be able to avoid their ships being unduly delayed, as well as promoting transparency in Port State Control inspections.
The Liberian Registry believes that its role is to work together with its partners to add value by providing critical and time-sensitive intervention and response capabilities
Moreover, the Liberian Registry has used the country’s diplomatic channels to deliver preferential fees in major port countries such as China. This is considered as an important value improvement for shipowners that want competitive charter hires.
Providing his comment, Liberian Registry CCO Alfonso Castillero, said that the Registry will invest heavily in technology as the digital era requires to do.