THE Liberian Registry has announced its “Expedited Registration Process”, in an effort to further streamline the registration and re-registration of vessels.

The new process cuts the number of requirements and allows for technology and digital files to replace “tedious administrative work”.

The new ERP is said to be “a prime example” of Liberia’s commitment to reducing redundant workflows, saving time and leveraging technology to provide a better user experience.

Alfonso Castillero, COO of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry, the US manager of the Liberian Registry, said this was a 50% reduction of their registration time.

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“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 don’t need to burden our clients by asking for the same information twice,” Mr Castillero said.

“We want to continue to differentiate ourselves from the rest. We want to make our clients’ lives easier.”

Chief registrar of the Liberian Registry, Greg Maj, said vessel vetting was now done electronically and within minutes.

Furthermore, class documents are no longer required at initial registration for most ROs, as the data is already automatically exchanged.

Additional changes implemented by the ERP include abbreviated application for registration, in-house verification of recorded signatures, the acceptance of digital versions of original documents, and reduced need for Evidence of Authority.

The Liberian Registry continues to invest heavily in technology to streamline processes.

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