IMO Ship identification number scheme

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recently released a Circular Letter in order to facilitate the assignment of IMO numbers and to avoid unnecessary delays.


The Circular Letter encourages ship owners and shipbuilders to provide details of all new orders to Lloyd's Register-Fairplay, so as to facilitate the assignment of the LR number at the earliest opportunity which, for the majority of ships, becomes the IMO number on completion.


Further information and relevant contact details can be found in the Circular Letter which can be accessed in full here.


Contact: Fredrik Larsson