India joins Paris MoU’s White List

Paris: India is the big mover on the just published Paris MoU list of registries performance. India has climbed into the top tier white list, a billing topped by France and followed by Hong Kong. The list is divided into three segments, white for top performing flags, grey for middling registers and black for the worst offenders.

India is trying to make a greater play of its national register, and the upgrade to the white list should help some of the nation’s bigger private owners select the flag.

Of the 72 flags profiled by the Paris MoU 10 were on the black list, including the plummeting Belize registry, which dropped down from the grey list.

Falling from the white to grey this year were Spain, Lithuania, Poland and Thailand.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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