International Register of Shipping has opened an office in Norway as it continues to expand its international presence in the world’s main maritime centers.
The office in Bergen will be run by Noralf Lekva and Kjell Jensen, a master mariner. Both have extensive experience in the maritime industry, including ship owning, brokering and management. Torris Bornes, senior principal surveyor for the office, is a naval engineer who has a wide range of experience, including ship’s engineer in the merchant marine, manager of ship repair yards, technical manager for offshore companies and surveyor for several classification societies.
“We are pleased to be opening the first International Register of Shipping office in Scandinavia,” said Lekva. “It will help us better serve the register’s clients and establish our presence in this vital maritime area.”
The register also plans to open an office in Singapore early in 2010.