Ship registration is the process by which a ship is documented and given the nationality of the country to which the ship has been documented. The nationality allows a ship to travel internationally as it is proof of ownership of the vessel.
International law requires that every merchant ship be registered in a country, called its flag state. Ship registration is similar to a person receiving a passport. A ship is bound to the law of its flag state. It is usual to say that the ship sails under the flag of the country of registration.
A ship's flag state exercises regulatory control over the vessel and is required to inspect it regularly, certify the ship's equipment and crew, and issue safety and pollution prevention documents. The organization which actually registers the ship is known as its registry. Registries may be governmental or private agencies. In some cases, such as the United States' Alternative Compliance Program, the registry can assign a third party to administer inspections.
Ghana per its operations in the maritime industry has favoured the closed ship registry system since the post-independence era ... The Ghana MaritimeAuthority, per its activities, is permitted to supervise the ships registry in accordance with Ghana’s flag-state obligations.
AISL, which has a membership of 36 global container liners calling Philippine ports has criticized PPA's trusted operator program-container registry and monitoring system (TOP-CRMS) project, which will not only impact the shipping lines, truckers, or transportation providers, but also the customers.
The company had an agreement with GTLK and its subsidiaries to build four coastal cruise ships which it would be chartering and operating under the Norwegian registry ... “As the sanctions are set up, any insurance payment will not benefit the ship's registered owner.
... part of a lucrative citizenship scheme, and to prevent its ships from transporting Russian oil ... Malta has the EU’s largest ship registry and has been seeking a compromise with Brussels on proposals to ban the transportation of Russian oil on EU-flagged or controlled ships.
The latest delay in the privatization of India’s sole state-owned merchant shipping company, the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), offers a chance for the Centre to rethink the privatization of this strategically critical national asset. ...Post sanctions, this has forced a record number of “flag switches" by Russian ships.
Ports are increasingly taking steps to support the decarbonization of shipping ... In April, Singapore announced it would offer financial incentives to ships entering the Singapore flag registry or currently registered in Singapore that adopts IMO efficiency standards or green fuels.
... not only represent seafarers in Congress but the entire maritime industry; before its stint in Congress was cut short, it had pending bills on ship registry, harbor pilot, ratification of various IMO Conventions and shipbuilding, among other measures badly needed by the industry.
Equatorial Guinea will crackdown on ships that illegally use its flag government officials said in the wake of the loss earlier this month of a tanker off Tunisia... Experts have frequently questioned the enforcement policies of many emerging countries that operate registries.
... of education and certification for seafarers, as well as being the world’s second country in number of ships per shipowner. “The PanamaShip Registry is the registry of choice in Japan, for which we are grateful for the trust placed in us and we will continue strengthening it.
Singapore has become the first of the major ship registries to announce significant financial incentives to encourage shipowners to accelerate decarbonization efforts that meet or exceed the emerging IMO standards ... The smaller Isle of ManShip Registry (IOMSR) announced in ...
Thomas Klenum and Dallas Smith, Liberian Registry, discuss how decarbonisation is affecting shipping, and how the Registry is collaborating with key stakeholders to help transform the maritime industry toward a zero-emission sustainable future ... .
In a circular updating its GreenShip Programme (GSP), the MPA announced the discounts starting from May 1 until December 31, 2024 ...Already registered ships that comply will also get a 20% rebate on the ATT ... The Singapore Registry of Ships is the world’s fifth-largest ship registry, with a fleet of more than 4,400 vessels on its register.