MULTIMODAL 2019Indonesia Coal Mining 2019TMS Awards 201925th Coaltrans AsiaViganCleveland Cascades Ltd
  • 5th Biennial LNG Bunkering
  • TBA Group
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • Telestack
  • 25th Coaltrans Asia

IRClass makes Middle East inroads

IRClass makes Middle East inroads

(Posted on 07/01/19)

Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has made significant inroads into the Middle East market, following the announcement on its plans to further strengthen its footprint in the region. IRClass is an international ship classification society providing ship classification and certification as well as technical inspection services.

 IRClass has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – opening doors of opportunities of shipping companies to the classification society.

 Further, IRClass has also received authorisation as RO from the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Port and Maritime Authority. With these two key recognitions in the region, IRClass is now recognised by 41 flags worldwide.

 IRClass has recently set up an office in Dammam, KSA to expand its reach and serve the region better. The classification society is also pursuing approval from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

 In a bid to increase visibility of the classification society’s suite of services, IRClass has signed a service agency agreement with XO Class, Sa Beirut at a recent event at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce in Beirut. The event was attended by His Excellency Mr. Sanjiv Arora, the Ambassador of India in Lebanon, Mr. Mohamed Choucair, Chairman of Lebanon Economic Commission, as well as shipowners from Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Russia to name a few.

 IRClass has also received approval from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), an umbrella organisation for group of Oil and Gas companies such as ADCO, ADMA-OPCO,ZADCO,NDC etc. A key breakthrough for the classification society, which will enable it to enhance its services to the offshore sector of UAE.

 Mr. Rajeev Pratap Rao, Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa said: “The progress we’ve made in the Middle East region has been highly encouraging. These developments would help us in servicing the needs of our customers in Middle East region and offer real-time responses to the vessels. IRClass is actively seeking business opportunities in shipping and offshore sectors in the region.”

  IRClass is a Member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Latest News

Joint project updates bulker design

(Posted on 10/06/19)

As part of the strategic cooperation agreement signed between SUMEC Marine Company Ltd. and DNV GL last... Read more


DNV GL’s bulk liquefaction guideline

(Posted on 10/06/19)

Classification society DNV GL has released an updated version of its bulk cargo liquefaction guideline... Read more


ICS launches annual review

(Posted on 10/06/19)

In advance of its AGM in the Faroe Islands, the global trade association for shipowners, the International... Read more


ClassNK software security guidelines

(Posted on 10/06/19)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Software Security which target... Read more


Alfa Laval ready customers for sulphur cap

(Posted on 10/06/19)

As Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler solutions celebrate 100 years in the marine industry, they are also leading... Read more


IRClass targets European market

(Posted on 10/06/19)

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, is seeking growth... Read more


Star Bulk to buy 11 Kelso bulkers

(Posted on 30/05/19)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes... Read more


Safe Bulkers in profit despite trade wars

(Posted on 30/05/19)

Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, has announced... Read more


Preliminary results show Diana buyback oversubscribed

(Posted on 30/05/19)

Diana Shipping Inc. has announced the preliminary results of its tender offer to purchase up to 3,125... Read more


ICS launches MLC guidelines

(Posted on 30/05/19)

Responding to changing regulations the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched the third... Read more


Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/SSailors SocietyMarine Fuels 360 China5th Biennial LNG BunkeringTelestackPort of Belledune
  • Port of Belledune
  • TMS Awards 2019
  • MULTIMODAL 2019
  • Port of Stockton

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping