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Theo Xenakoudis Celebrates 20 Years with IRI

When Theo Xenakoudis joined IRI in 2001, the Piraeus office was only 4 strong, and was led by Captain John Giannopoulos, together with Theo’s father, Captain Costas Xenakoudis. The office focused on processing seafarers’ documentation and licensing, Continue reading...

Protecting Vessels and Crew in A Fluctuating World – A View from Asia

At the outset of the pandemic, as global travel restrictions prevented seafarers, port workers, and nautical inspectors from transiting borders to board vessels, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry quickly recognized the need for flexibility Continue reading...

From Telex to Video Chat: Denise Francis Celebrates 35 Years with IRI

When Denise Francis joined International Registries, Inc. and its group of affiliated companies (IRI) in 1985, she communicated with clients and government officials through a telex machine, a predecessor to the fax machine. Reams of paper with important Continue reading...

Supporting Innovation

Bill Gallagher, President, International Registries, Inc. (IRI) explains how the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry is providing practical support in shipping’s focus on sustainability Innovation, green technology, future-proof solutions. Continue reading...

Adaptability and Flexibility: Keys to IRI India’s Success

An Interview with Captain Sanjay Maini, Country Head – India The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic undoubtedly presents challenges that require unique solutions. COVID-19 restrictions worldwide have made crew changes and repatriation exceedingly Continue reading...

Asia Update: New Developments, and The View from Hong Kong

Annie Ng, Head of Asia, who oversees eight offices across five countries in the Far East The surprise August 2020 decision by the United States (US) government to end reciprocal tax arrangements between Hong Kong and the US could have an impact on Continue reading...

Greek Office Adds Value During Pandemic

A major registry office in the heart of the world’s largest ship owning cluster has helped support Greek owners through the past six months of difficulties. The Registry’s Piraeus office is home to a strong team of experts who have been available Continue reading...

Istanbul Update: Developments, and the View from Turkey

With nearly 200 vessels registered through International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) Istanbul office since January 2020, Regional Manager of IRI Istanbul Ozgur Asik and his team of six have been busy working with owners, operators, managers, and crew Continue reading...

Marshall Islands Achieves Its Highest Ranking with the Paris MoU

European ports and waters remain critical to global infrastructure and International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) Roosendaal office has remained focused on keeping Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) flagged vessels traveling and trading in Europe Continue reading...

Remote Inspections - A Catalyst for Change

Since the first remote vessel inspection was conducted on 25 March, the Registry’s fleet operations team has completed more than 630 remote inspections worldwide. The use of remote inspections has been a resounding success. While it has been possible Continue reading...

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