Maritime - Shipping

Maritime fraud is becoming more common as criminals are increasingly turning to new methods. Many shipowners are under pressure to win new business and disregard due diligence when dealing with new business partners. On average, shipping companies may use more than 40 different certificates to verify information in their daily operations. Expanded regulation to increase marine safety and reduce the risk of marine pollution adds to the overheads of any shipping company.  These challenges may be tackled with our solution, by reducing long-standing bureaucratic procedures and automating processes.  Moreover, the shipping sector has been in the grip of fake maritime institutes charging exorbitant fees via agents, issuing certificates to candidates who do not have the requisite attendance or those candidates who just pay the fees for the course and ask for the certificate. Because of these bogus certifications the possibility exists that someone could be injured or killed resulting in a number of potential environmental disasters. Being able to easily verify the genuine origin of a certificate by an approved maritime center is paramount for shipping companies to fast-track their operation and optimize their manpower. Shipping certificates and licenses such as Cargo Record books, medical fitness certificates, special purpose ship safety certificates may be issued within a self-contained and self-verifiable digital document, proving their authenticity without intermediaries, anywhere with an internet connection. With the unique link and/or QR code accompanying the documents, one can instantly verify the authenticity of the certificates in a most cost-effective way. 

Examples include: 

  • Cargo & Oil record book 
  • International tonnage certificate 
  • Minimum safe manning document certificate 
  • Medical fitness certificate 
  • Compliance and safety management certificate (ISM Code) 
  • International load line Certificate 
  • International load line exemption certificate 
  • Dangerous Cargo Carrying Certificate 
  • International Oil Prevention certificate 
  • Cargo ship safety radiotelegraphy and radiotelephony certificates or GMDSS 
  • Passenger ship safety certificate 
  • Reports of previous Port State Control Surveys 
  • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan 
  • Cargo Securing Manual 
  • Cargo loading and unloading plans 
  • Garbage record book and garbage management plan 
  • Ship crew’s certificate of competency for dangerous goods endorsement 
  • Certificate for carrying of dangerous chemicals in bulk 
  • Cargo ship safety certificate