The Liberian Registry announced that has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind 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 150m gross tons. This milestone was recognized at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s annual Shipping Conference, on March 22, where Cameron Mackey, Chief Operating Officer of the Scorpio Group, accepted a ceremonial Certificate of Registry from Liberian Registry CEO, Scott Bergeron.
Scott Bergeron stated: “There is currently intense competition for business in the ship registration sector. Liberia welcomes competition based on quality, safety and service, and we are excited about our immediate and longterm future.”
Source: Liberian Registry