#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organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes.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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