United group is a strong force: Cayman Islands

A united group can be a strong force in the global shipping world, according to the global director of safety and compliance for the Cayman Shipping Registry. Greg Evans says the work of the Red Ensign Group conference of which the Cayman Registry plays a part, gives the opportunity to collectively promote the quality brand which he says is associated with British shipping globally.

The Cayman Islands will be represented at next month's 30th anniversary Red Ensign Group conference being hosted by Guernsey and co-chaired by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Greg, pictured with the bell which is traditionally used to formally open the event, says it's important to face up the challenges of running shipping registers in the 21st century.

He said: 'At the REG conference there's an opportunity to discuss those challenges which are common to all of us. There are also opportunities for British shipping too and by building on our collective ideas and expertise, we can develop regulatory initiatives that take technological innovation into account. As a group, the REG can then promote those globally to show the quality that British shipping registers can offer.'