MARCH 4, 2015 — The Liberian Registry has appointed the recently retired president of Genco Shipping & Trading, Gerry Buchanan, as managing director of its dedicated office in Hong Kong.
Mr Buchanan's has extensive experience in the management and operation of a wide array of ships.
After successful careers with Denholm Ship Management and Canada Steamship Lines, he was appointed managing director of Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong. In 2005 he was appointed president of Genco Shipping & Trading, where he joined the team that oversaw the company's transition from a private entity to a publicly traded company on first NASDQ and then the New York Stock Exchange.
"I relish the challenge of joining the world's most innovative and responsive ship registry, helping it strengthen still further its position in an area of strategic importance for international trade and shipping," says Mr. Buchanan. "Hong Kong is a ship management stronghold, and I am looking forward to using my contacts, knowledge and experience to the advantage of the Liberian Registry and the continually growing number of shipowners whose vessels fly the Liberian flag."
"Gerry is the latest in a number of key executive appointments made by the registry as we continue to strengthen our global presence and add further value to the services and expertise which we provide to owners and managers worldwide," says Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry., "Gerry has a unique blend of seagoing, shore-based and executive management, and we are delighted to have secured the services of such a highly regarded, experienced and knowledgeable person. Gerry has lived and worked in India, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong and the U.S., so he has the global outlook necessary to operate effectively in the shipping industry. We welcome him back to Hong Kong."