The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has created efficiencies in the way it operates by launching a range of electronic certificates it says will not only speed up the registration process but help in the industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
The E-Certification process will go live on January 31st. It follows the lodging of a notification of the initiative with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Certificates that will be digitised after January 31st include:
- Provisional Certificate of Registry
- Provisional Ship Station Licence
- Permanent Certificate of Registry
- Ship Radio Station Licence
- Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
- Continuous Synopsis Records
- Bunker CLCs
- Oil CLCs
- Wreck Certificates
- Letter of Consent to Bareboat Charter Out
- Transcript of Registry
29th January 2020 Ref: 20017
- Declaration of Maritime Labour Convention Part 1
- Exemption Certificate
- Deletion CertificateThose Electronic Certificates generated will contain a Quick Response (QR) Code as well as a unique Controlled Certificate Number while internationally accepted PDF encryption will be implemented to protect the documentation.
Liam Ryan, spokesperson for The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry, said the move to digitise its certification process was an important step in helping to speed up the way the Registry responds to the needs of its shipowners and managers.
“It is well known that shipping is changing as it embraces the digital age and this initiative by St Kitts and Nevis ensures we can react with the precision and efficiency that the market is demanding. We have lodged official notification with the IMO and have put in place stringent security processes to ensure the documentation is safe,” he said.
For more information please contact:
Sean Moloney, Elaborate Communications +44 (0)1296 682124
St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) commenced operation in 2005. By the end of 2019 it had registered over 2000 vessels with 800+ currently registered. It also has also issued seafarer documents to over 25,000 seafarers of many nationalities.
SKANReg is recognised for its sound Mortgage Legislation, which being based on English Law, is known, trusted and respected the world over.
Its Head Office is located on the outskirts of London spanning the time zones of the major shipping centres of the world.
It has a network of over 40 Maritime Registrars, for local contact with a client and who can carry – out ship and mortgage registrations, so an owner/manager can deal with such matters in his/her own time zone, own language and with minimum hassle.
With fixed-fees for registration, “no hidden extras”, clients can be assured their budget will not be subject to unforeseen charges.
All these benefits and a pragmatic approach to certification where technical issues that are unique to shipping are involved means SKANReg has built a reputation for a fast, accurate, efficient service, including outside of office hours