Panama's new President Laurentino Cortizo has sworn in his cabinet and with it a new team for the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) that oversees the maritime sector and the world’s largest Ship Registry.

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Humera Ahmed vice-president of legal and business development.

The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) has confirmed the rumours floating in the industry for some time, that Scott Bergeron quits the Liberian Registry.

The UAE’s long awaited new maritime law will include provisions for admiralty courts, a federal maritime chamber and a maritime development fund, Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, the law firm working on the draft legislation, has revealed.

Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in its World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken the Marshall Islands, which now is in third place.

Alfonso Castillero, who is the chief commercial officer (cco) of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) the world’s third largest open registry, talks about what Ship Registries could neeto do to have an efficient business model.

Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.

Palau International Ship Registry reports that it signed two new ship registrations during last week’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 event in Dubai.

Quality over quantity is the message from Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Natasa Pilides, when it comes to growing the country’s vibrant maritime cluster.

Liberia, the second’s world largest open registry and fast growing in both shipping and offshore, has created an offshore and gas technology department, renewing the registry’s focus in these sectors.

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