Back in Business

Tuesday, 2 September, 2008

The offices of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI), headquarters of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR), reopened at 8:30 a.m., Monday, 1 Sept. The offices had been forced to close from late afternoon on Thursday, 28 Aug., and all day Friday, 29 Aug., due to the passing of Hurricane Gustav in the Caribbean Sea.

Gustav caused no serious damage to Grand Cayman, although the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman were hit harder, losing some docks, downing power lines and uprooting trees.

But businesses on Grand Cayman, including the Shipping Registry, are all back "on line" and open for business.

During the closure of headquarters, the Maritime Authority had assured its clients worldwide that their needs would nevertheless be met, as the CISR’s global network of offices/representatives in eight other locations around the world would carry on "business as usual".

CISR’s European Regional Office is located in Southampton, U.K., and a representative is stationed in London, as well. This year saw the opening of a Mediterranean office in Cannes, France; and there is CISR representation in Athens, Greece. There are three CISR Asian representatives, located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. And the United States is covered through CISR’s Ft. Lauderdale office.

"The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has strategically positioned itself on a global basis to ensure 24/7 coverage of the needs of its worldwide clients in the maritime industry," emphasises MACI’s CEO, Mr. A. Joel Walton.

Additionally, all CISR offices/representatives are connected via internet telephony and BlackBerry connectivity, thereby maintaining the business continuum.


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