Liberian Registry appoints new general manager for London
Kostas Ladas joins LISCR from London-based ship and insurance broker and agent Victoria Steamship Co Ltd, where he was vessel operations manager. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years with Coscon/Cosco (UK) Ltd in London, where he held a variety of executive roles, including Chartering & Shipbroking deputy general manager, commercial manager and company legal adviser.
LISCR CEO Scott Bergeron says, “London is one of the world’s leading centres of maritime commerce, and LISCR’s dedicated presence there is a vital part of the Liberian Registry’s global network which provides help and advice to ship owners and managers at all times of the day and night. Kostas’s extensive all-round experience of ship and chartering operations, together with his specialist legal and insurance expertise and his exhaustive industry contacts, makes him the ideal person to head up the registry’s London operation.”
Kostas Ladas says, “I have seen how the role of responsible ship registers has evolved and increased in importance over the past 25 years, and I am proud to be joining the most successful and proactive registry in the industry today.”
The Liberian Registry is one of the world’s largest and most active shipping registers, and has long been considered the world’s most technologically advanced maritime administration. It has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive service to owners. Moreover, it has a well-deserved reputation for supporting international legislation designed to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of the shipping industry and protection of the marine environment.