MARCH 22, 2017 — The Liberian Registry has passed the milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind only Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross tonnage.
Following registration of the 43,301 gt bulk carrier SBI Jive, owned by the Scorpio Group, the Liberian-flag fleet currently numbers 4,167 vessels, aggregating 150 million gross tons. This milestone was recognized today at the Connecticut Maritime Association's Shipping 2017 event when Cameron Mackey, Chief Operating Officer of the Scorpio Group accepted a ceremonial Certificate of Registry from Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S, based manager of the Liberian Registry.
"There is currently intense competition for business in the ship registration sector," said Mr. Bergeron. "Liberia welcomes competition based on quality, safety and service, and we are excited about our immediate and long-term future."