The Liberian Registry and the China Classification Society (CCS) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the latest step in its strategy to collaborate effectively with its long-term key industry stakeholders.
Under the terms of the MoU, the Liberian Registry’s technical competence will be employed to help shipyards and shipowners improve their innovative strategies.
The CCS MoU has a particular focus on innovation and technology within the international regulatory framework and maritime sector projects. It is an extension to the governmental Maritime Transport Agreement between China and Liberia which entered into force in February 2016.
The MoU is the most recent agreement between the Liberian Registry and stakeholders in the Chinese shipbuilding industry. The Registry has also signed ten MoUs with shipyards, shipyard groups and ship design companies in China in order to create a platform for the exchange of market intelligence, innovation and technological development.
A streamlined Ship Newbuild Services facility is also available to Liberian-flag shipowners through dedicated joint industry ship design projects. The intention is to produce ships capable of high performance levels and outstanding Port State Control performance, in compliance with all rules and regulations.
“Under the terms of the MoU, the Liberian Registry’s technical competence will be employed to help shipyards and shipowners improve their innovative strategies. In this way, the Liberian Registry will be able to expand its continually growing fleet numbers with ships of the highest quality and safety standards, able to operate competitively in today’s challenging shipping industry,” Scott Bergeron, LISCR CEO, said.