Maritime sector is thriving

MAKING WAVES: The island's Ship Registry competes strongly on the world stage

MAKING WAVES: The island's Ship Registry competes strongly on the world stage

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THE Isle of Man Ship Registry has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, its customer-focused pragmatic approach and reasonable costs.

The register now stands in the world’s top 15 in terms of tonnage and the Isle of Man Red Ensign is becoming the flag of choice for an increasing number of quality ship owners and operators, attracting new tonnage from blue-chip clients around the globe.

‘The maritime sector in the island continues to thrive despite a difficult global economic backdrop in shipping,’ said Dick Welsh, director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry.

‘The register continues to attract blue-chip companies which recognise the quality of the register and the client-focused service they receive.

‘But it is more than the register which makes the Isle of Man so attractive for ship and yacht owners and operators, it is the strength and depth of the professional services on offer and the way that the private sector works with government to create and maintain a maritime centre of excellence.’

Isle of Man is home to a maritime centre of excellence with leading names operating here in:

• Crewing and Manning Solutions

• Ship Management

• Yacht Administration

Mr Welsh continued: ‘Recent additions to the register involve one of Japan’s major shipping corporations and the Ship Registry continues to spread the word in the Far East, whilst the superyacht sector on the island continues to provide bespoke solutions for clients and provides a great example of the can-do attitude which we promote under the Where You Can branding.’

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