Lloyd's Register issues electronic certificates
The Lloyd’s Register (LR) classification company issues its electronic certificates for ships with the Panama flag. In the first phase of this release since 1 November, only those newly issued and reissued certificates will be available.
These certificates may be requested through Lloyd’s Register class direct, a digital portal for the management of matters related to ship inspections, as well as the LR verification page. Initially there could be a delay of one to two business days for these certificates to be available, so a paper copy will still be provided.
Beginning in early 2020, electronic certificates will be available in real time and will include certificates of approval and extension for vessels with Panama's flag. LR has announced that, once this second phase is over, it will focus on issuing electronic certificates for other pavilions that wish to use them.(fd)