LR Electronic Certificates (E-Certificates) will be available from 1 November 2019 for Panama Flagged vessels. The first phase of this launch will see the production of E-Certificates for newly issued and re-issued certificates only. Initially there will be a delay to these being available via LRCD and the LR Verification portal of 1-2 business days, so a paper copy will still be provided.
From early 2020, the second phase will see E-Certificates being made available in real-time and will include endorsement and extension certificates for Panama flagged vessels. Our focus will then turn to issuing E-Certificates for all other Flag authorisation that wish to use them.