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Top Rating for RMI in ICS Flag State Report 2016/17

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has been given a top rating in the recently published Shipping Industry Flag State Report Table 2016/17. Produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the report provides an annual overview Continue reading...

RMI Number One for Greek Owners

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has become the Greek shipping industry’s leading flag, according to data released by IHS Markit. The RMI has been gaining market share year on year and the flag today has 791 ships, of 62,190,301 deadweight Continue reading...

Star Bulk Carriers Awarded USCG Qualship 21 for 30 Bulk Carriers

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry is pleased to announce the award of Qualship 21 status by the United States (US) Coast Guard (USCG) to 30 bulk carriers owned and operated by Star Bulk Carriers Corp. The Qualship 21 program provides Continue reading...

A Message from Bill Gallagher, President, IRI

Bill Gallagher shares his thoughts on the continuing growth of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry, challenge of ballast water management regulations and the importance of Qualship 21 Continue reading...

Recent Amendments to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act

The following amendments to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Act were passed during the fall session of the Nitijela and entered into effect as of 20 September 2016: § 225. New Document – The amendment removes the requirement, Continue reading...

World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier Flags with the Republic of the Marshall Islands

The world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), ETHANE CRYSTAL, is flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and at the time of writing had sailed from Yosu, Korea to Houston, United States (US) via Panama and to India West Coast Continue reading...

Panama Canal Expansion: Inaugural Transit Vessel Flies Republic of the Marshall Islands Flag

Late June saw the neopanamax containership COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA transit the newly expanded Panama Canal. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) flagged vessel was originally named ANDRONIKOS, but renamed in honor of the hugely expanded canal. COSCO Continue reading...

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