Maritime agreement formalized

Management for the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands signed an agreement with Registro Italiano Navale recently.

The official signing took place at RINA headquarters in Genoa, Italy, where Chief Executive Officer of the Italian maritime interests collection society Ugo Salerno, signed on behalf of the organisation.

MACI CEO Joel Walton said, ‘In order to effectively expand our capabilities on a worldwide basis, we have official affiliations with seven global Class Societies. This enables them to work on our behalf.’

The maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands is the parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, which has nine worldwide locations. These include Ft. Lauderdale, FL; London; Southhampton (European Regional Headquarters); Monaco; Athens; Singapore; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Grand Cayman.

The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry is a category 1 member of the prestigious ‘Red Ensign’ Group, which is the world’s largest leader in the registration of mega-yachts.

Also included in the Caymanian delegation was Director-Global Commercial Services Alfred Powery; Global Operation-Director Kenrick Ebanks; Director-Global Safety and Compliance Greg Evans.

‘MACI has a broad global network of Cayman Islands Shipping Representatives, in addition to George Town and UK based maritime professionals, who travel extensively. Our agreements with the various prestigious classification societies gives us even more reach in effectively servicing our client’s needs,’ said Mr. Walton, who led the delegation.