The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Quality Council (MIQC) held its biannual meeting in December 2022 at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London. A consultative consortium of industry experts and leaders, the MIQC gathers to share experiences, information, and awareness on a diverse range of industry issues. MIQC members, invited guest speakers, and RMI Registry personnel attend the meetings.
The December 2022 MIQC meeting was the second in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic and participants from IRI’s Baltimore / Annapolis, London, New York, Piraeus, Reston, and Roosendaal offices joined industry stakeholders from around the world. The half day meeting included updates from Registry personnel and a panel discussion which closed out the meeting. The panel discussions is one of the key elements of the MIQC meeting, where panelists share their expertise, perspective, and insight on current issues affecting the maritime industry. This meeting’s panel focus was on the Geopolitical and Practical Implications to Shipping from the Ukraine Conflict. Panelists included: Dominick Donald, Senior Advisor, Herminius™ Holdings Limited; Guy M. Lawson, Alternate Permanent Representative of the United States to the IMO; Mike Salthouse, Global Director (Claims), North Group, The North of England P&I Association Limited; and Spyros Vlassopoulos, Managing Director, Ionic.
The RMI Registry facilitates industry meetings, recognizing the critical role these meetings play to exchange information between industry stakeholders and flag. The MIQC meetings serve as a platform for shared support and best practices across the industry.