The Liberian Registry announced its Expedited Registration Process, ERP, effective as of 1 January 2020, in an effort to further simplify the registration and re-registration of vessels in the Registry. According to a recent statement, the new process reduces the number of requirements, and allows for technology and digital files to replace administrative work, creating a more simplified process overall.
The Liberian Registry announced the opening of a full-service office in Imabari, Japan, in line with the registry’s plan on expanding its presence in Asia to meet the demands of this market and come a step closer to their clients.
Liberia is now the second largest ship registry in the world, according to Clarksons in its Clarksons World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirmed that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has surpassed the Marshall Islands, which is now in third place. Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry added that the quality of service and the rapid response are key factors behind the growth.
The Liberian Corporate Registry announced the appointment of Anthony Perea as new Managing Director. Mr. Perea has nearly 25 years’ experience in business development and operations in the financial and corporate services sector, with a particular focus on wealth management, as well as trust and corporate and fiduciary services.
The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Liberia signed a five-year extension of their maritime agreement. They also agreed to establish a technical cooperation committee, to collaborate in port state control, crew training and future maritime regulatory policy.
Liberian Registry released a statement announcing that it has been re-elected to the Council of IMO, a position it has held since 2012. Liberia is the second-largest ship registry in the world, including more than 4,200 ships.
The Liberian Registry and the International Chamber of Shipping assisted the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which could have had serious consequences for the international shipping industry.
According to a statement by the Liberian Registry, the International Transport Workers Federation has acknowledged Liberia as a quality flag, during a meeting at ITF headquarters in London.
In order to reduce the administrative burdens associated with the sending and onboard storing of numerous certificates, coupled with the goal of making certificate information easier to retrieve, ClassNK developed the “ClassNK e-Certificate” system. Now, ClassNK is the first classification society to be authorized by the Liberian Registry to issue certificates in electronic form.
The Liberian Registry announced that has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross tonnage.
AMSA fines company for unlawfully operating domestic commercial vessel07/08/2020
US cruise operators voluntarily suspend voyages until at least October 3107/08/2020
Pilot loses life after falling from pilot ladder07/08/2020
Philippines launch new procedures on crew changes, repatriation07/08/2020
- Maritime Health
Update: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus07/08/2020
Beirut port closed06/08/2020
Container casualty causes in the spotlight06/08/2020
Australia risks clogged ports with over-contract seafarers stopping two ships06/08/2020
Benin to allow foreign Armed Security Teams on board ships06/08/2020
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships initiative launched06/08/2020