First EU Flag to Introduce Electronic Vessel Certificates

14 February 2019

Luxembourg Vessel Certificates now accessible electronically via unique QR code

14 February 2019

The Luxembourg Maritime Administration (CAM) has introduced electronic certificates for vessels flying under the Luxembourg flag.

Luxembourg vessel certificates will now be hosted on a secure government website. Each vessel will have its own secure dedicated page, only accessible via a unique QR Code issued to the owner upon registration. The vessel’s secure page will allow all relevant stakeholders, including Port State authorities, to verify the authenticity of Luxembourg certificates issued by the CAM for a particular vessel by scanning the QR code using a mobile phone.

The much-anticipated announcement reflects Luxembourg’s commitment to digitalization in line with IMO Guidelines. Electronic vessel certificates will help promote fleet regulatory compliance, streamline registration transactions and reduce shipowner costs.

Circular CAM 001/2019