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Live from Posidonia 2018
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Revamped Honduran Registry debuts at Posidonia

Honduras’s  General Directorate of the Merchant Marine (DGMM) of Honduras that oversees the country Ship Registry has contracted the international management of the flag to the Panamanian company International MarConsult (IMC) presided by Ruben Reyna, a well-known industry player. Reyna had been the first administrator of Panama Maritime Authority in 1998. 

The measure does not mean that the Honduran DGMM ceases to operate, but that it does have an external representation with knowledge of the international maritime sector to effectively promote the flag internationally and with an effective global coverage and in the 24/7 scheme. IMC will be able to issue provisional patents directly and through their international delegates.

Seatrade Maritime News will be reporting Live From Posidonia 2018

Meanwhile, the Honduras Ship Registry has straightened up its fleet, looking now for the quality of vessels and ship owners. Strict due diligences will be made for each ship before proceeding to issue the provisional patent. “It is preferable a slow growth, but quality growth,” said IMC president Ruben Reyna. “It is a difficult task that is entrusted to us, but we are ready to provide this service effectively and efficiently. Quality will always prevail in our company.

“IMC and IMC Legal Services have been working in the maritime sector for 20 years during which we have provided our flag service, among others, to ship owners and seafarers. Our customers will be assured of our honesty and our commitment to the international maritime world that quality is first,” he added.

The Honduras Ship Registry will not stick to rigid schemes of fixed rates. The new tariffs will allow making important adjustments to the flagging of the fleet, among others. The review of the seamen’s documentation and the issuance of the corresponding documents will be co-ordinated with Honduras DGMM.

Visit the Honduras Ship Registry at Posidonia 2018 Hall 1, Stand 1343

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