The Liberian Registry has further strengthened its industry-leading role for technological innovation by relaunching its website in an ultra-user-friendly format. Among other things, owners and managers of the 4,150-plus vessels in the Liberian-flag fleet will have direct access to an online application system for ship liability certificates and an extensive and user-friendly online library featuring official guidance and vessel registration forms.
Innovative features of the mobile-friendly www.liscr.com website include a new Annual Fee Calculator and a China Port Tonnage Dues Savings Calculator. The latter affords owners and managers access to details of the preferential tonnage tax dues made uniquely available to Liberian-flag ships under an Agreement on Maritime Transport between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Liberia. There is also a new, enhanced Vessel Registration Forms and Procedures facility, providing a user-friendly interface for clients searching for specific vessel registration documentation.
The new website includes a range of user-friendly and innovative features, including an Inspector/Auditor Search Tool, a Vessel Certificate Verification Tool, an MLC Certificate Search Tool, and a Seafarers Look-up Tool. It also features a portal to an online application system for Ship Liability Certificates via the Liberian Registry’s state-of-the-art web-based interface, WayPoint. Clients will also be able to apply here for international convention certificates.
An enhanced Online Library provides access to an extensive archive of the Liberian Registry’s Marine Notices, Marine Advisories, Policy Letters, Forms and Procedures, and Vessel Registration Documentation. Users can search by key categories, tag-words or from a general search word facility to locate the information and documents they need. They can also order publications online, and review dates of upcoming requirements and IMO meeting notes.
The website’s user-friendly interface and homepage features a Maritime Events Calendar and a ‘What’s New’ feed, providing an overview of the Liberian Registry’s most recent developments, products and services. A News Feed, meanwhile, features recent press releases, links to news articles, blog entries, and recent seminars and conferences attended by the Registry. At the click of a button, users will also be able to subscribe to corporate and maritime newsletters, marine notices and advisories, and regulatory updates. In addition, there is a new BLOG feed, and access to the latest registry news.
Allison Wilson, Public Relations & Communications Manager of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Speedy, innovative and user-friendly access to information is a fundamental requirement in any successful industry. The newly enhanced LISCR website is designed to provide the owners and managers of Liberian-registered ships with instant access to the information and service they need, wherever they are in the world, at any time of the day or night, so that they are able to operate safely, profitably and in compliance with international rules and regulations.”