Dutch flag ranks 4th on Paris MoU

28 June 2023

On June 14 2023 the Paris MoU Committee published the most recent performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations. These lists take effect from the 1st of July 2023. The Dutch flag holds the 4th position on the global prestigious 'White List'.

Over the years the Dutch Flag has a consistent high ranking which is a testimony to the excellent safety and quality standards maintained by Dutch shipowners and seafarers.

A shipowner who is flying the flag of the Netherlands enjoys the best reputation in meeting highest environmental, social and safety standards. This assures a warm welcome in ports around the world and uninterrupted operational performance.

Click here to download the 2021 performance lists.

About the MoU

The Paris MoU is an organization of 27 participating coastal states in Europe aimed at eliminating sub-standard ships through a harmonized system of inspections: the Port State Control system.

The 17000 annual inspections are summarized into a White, a Grey and a Black List of ship's registers. The “White List” represents quality flags with a consistently low detention record.

Source: Paris MoU