The Liberian Registry has started 2020 by introducing the Expedited Registration Process (ERP) to streamline the registration and re-registration of vessels in the Liberian Registry
The new ERP process reduces the number of requirements and allows for technology and digital files to replace paperwork, creating a more simplified process overall, reported the Liberian Registry. It is a prime example of Liberia’s commitment to reducing redundant workflows, saving time and leveraging technology to provide a better user experience for its clients.
The US-based Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) chief operating officer Alfonso Castillero led the changes at the registry. He said “This has reduced registration time by 50%; time is important and we want to offer simpler and faster solutions than our obsolete competitors. With the data we have collected accompanied by our software, we do not need to ask our clients for the same information twice. We want to continue to differentiate ourselves from the rest. We want to make our clients’ lives easier.”
Liberian Registry chief registrar Greg Maj described the benefits of ERP, noting “The vessel vetting is done electronically and within minutes, while all supporting documents are now accepted in E-form prior to registration and post-closing. Furthermore, class documents are no longer required at initial registration for most Recognised Organisations, as the data is already automatically exchanged.”
Additional changes implemented by the Liberian Registry’s ERP include abbreviated application for registration, inhouse verification of recorded signatures, the acceptance of digital versions of original documents, reduced need for Evidence of Authority and more.
Reducing time in the registration process is just one aspect of optimising vessel operations. See and hear more at the Optimised Ship Forum in Singapore on the 1 April 2020.