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05-12-2017 MAR contributes to Portugal's inclusion in Qualship 21 For the first time, vessels under the Portuguese flag have been included in the Qualship 21 Index...

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11-10-2017 Madeira's IBC intensive promotional activity till the end of 2017... In the last quarter of the year, S.D.M. will conduct promotional missions to six more countries t...

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11-10-2017 MAR continues to show a positive growth trend... The continuous and positive growth of companies in the International Business Centre of Madeira i...

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11-10-2017 Licensing of new companies keeps growing Between January and the end of July, 121 new companies were set up within the International Busin...

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23-10-2015 MSC registers vessels in MAR MSC - the Mediterrenean Shipping Company, the second largest shipping company in the world and wh...

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22-09-2015 MAR with better conditions to compete internationally The amendments to the legal framework of the International Shipping Register of Madeira - MAR rec...

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Miguel Sequeira appointed as president of MAR

Miguel Sequeira is the new president of the Technical Commission (TC) of the International Shipping Register of Madeira (MAR). Directly appointed by the Portuguese Ministry of Transportation, Miguel Sequeira, as responsible of the TC, is in charge of the registration process and must ensure that all registered vessels abide by the safety requirements established by the applicable international conventions, among other functions.

Miguel Sequeira, former president of the Portuguese Institute for Ports and Maritime Transportation, was, until 2010, responsible for the Mission Structure for matters related to the sea in Portugal. Qualified as specialist in Naval Military Sciences by the Portuguese Naval School, the new-appointed president of MAR has also an MBA in Management Information from the Portuguese Catholic University.

The International Shipping Register of Madeira – MAR is Portugal’s second and international shipping register, created to reduce the country’s “flagging out” process as well as to attract new shipowners and vessels.

MAR, as a Portuguese international register, is among the international registers of the highest quality, having guaranteed adequate measures to ensure an efficient surveillance of all vessels registered. All international conventions ratified by Portugal are fully applicable to and respected by MAR. As a result, MAR has never been considered as a “flag of convenience” and is included in the White List of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding.

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