Human smart

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) backs greater support for SMART shipping because as one of the world’s fastest growing ship registries we understand the need for greater co-operation with regulators and a stronger support for SMART shipping operations.

Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR talks throughout the year to those closely involved in the shipping world and ship owners tell us constantly they value the interactions with our registry and the efficient service delivery to support their captains and crew members. They are under considerable pressures to get their vessels from port to port and they need a reliable partner to help them in their everyday operations. Solving real problems can be achieved through a blend of the latest SMART technology and employing smart people. For ship owners this is the real benefit of embracing technology. It is also a smart way for regulators to work more closely with ship owners for everyone’s benefit.

Since 2016 we have been using our unique Deficiency Prevention System (DPS) which is a dedicated service providing support to ensure vessel’s compliance with required international conventions and prevent deficiencies and detentions causing them serious implications with Port State Control (PSC). This is just one element in our SMART registry operations: to be truly regarded as such, we need to have the right combination of technologies and the right people to support our fleet. To many in the shipping world the tag SMART seems to rely entirely on a belief that technology is the only criterion for fulfilment. We believe that we need a combination and the human side is very important. Our daily interactions with ship owners and managers are from real people and they appreciate they can always talk to someone at PISR if there is an issue. Ship owners need a shoulder to lean on because in this inter-related world of commerce conditions change and often quickly. At Palau we believe that smart operations will lead to smarter industry.

As the shipping world evolves into this new era of digital operations, there will still be a need for seafarers and a human touch. This is where having the right people with knowledge and empathy for these issues pays dividends. PISR has been at the forefront of innovation and embracing the move into digital operations. We believe that by working closely with both the ship owner and PSCO we can keep our fleet operating globally without delays and financial penalties.