Register of Shipping (IRClass), the leading classification society, has made
significant inroads into the Middle East market, following the announcement in
October of its plans to further strengthen its footprint in the region.
from Jordan and Bahrain
received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from The Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan—opening doors of opportunities of shipping companies to the
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.
office in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
recently set up an office in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to expand
its reach and serve the region better. The classification society is also
pursuing approval from the Kingdom.
of service agency agreement in Lebanon
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
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.
also received approval from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), an umbrella
organisation for a group of oil and gas companies such as ADCO, ADMA-OPCO,
ZADCO, NDC, etc. It is a key breakthrough for the classification society, which
will enable it to enhance its services to the offshore sector in the UAE..
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” said a release.