Cyprus Flag Administration accepts the use of electronic certificates issued by Recognised Organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Flag Administration has announced via a circular, that it now accepts statutory certificates issued to Cyprus flagged vessels by Recognised Organizations in electronic form. It is noted that the existing practice of issuance of hard copy certificates is also acceptable. The electronic statutory certificates issued by a Recognised Organization acting on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus,…

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ABS launches electronic certificates for its fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) American Bureau if Shipping (ABS) recently announced the launch of e-Certificates. Continuously available, tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates, e-Certificates are now available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorization. Traditional paper certificates are always still available.  “E-Certificates are the latest product from ABS’ FutureClassTM program.…

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DNVGL Guide for their electronic (digital) certificates

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) DNV GL has rolled out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, thus becoming the first class society to achieve full-scale production capability. More than 10,000 electronic certificates were issued during the first three weeks of production. Experience from the initial phase of full-scale production has been very encouraging, and no…

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#DNVGL rolls out electronic (digital) certificates across entire fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) For the past few years, DNVGL has been working on pilot projects with several owners and flag administrations, to test and gain acceptance for the use of electronic certificates. This has resulted in more than 45 flag state administrations already having granted DNVGL the authority to issue electronic statutory certificates on their behalf, with…

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Paris MOU: Guidelines for the use of Electronic (digital) Certificates

The Paris MOU issued Guidelines for the use of electronic certificates in an effort to regularize the use of such certificates by ships and the recognition of such certificates by port state control officers. Signed paper certificates issued by flag States and recognized organizations authorized to act on their behalf have been the traditional means…

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Major shipping nations join forces to promote digital certificates

The Danish Maritime Authority, Singapore and Norway have signed a cooperation agreement regarding digital certificates intending to make more countries migrate from paper certification to digital certifications which are very efficient and save time and money for both shipowners and authorities.   ​The Danish Maritime Authority made world news when it announced on 24 June…

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Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates

As a result of ongoing commercial challenges and regulatory changes in the maritime industry, maritime organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes. One of the prominent approaches for driving efficiencies, reducing costs and gaining competitive advantages has been through technological innovation. An existing example…

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