IRClass Raises Focus on Offshore
Classification society and IACS member Indian Register of Shipping has established an ‘India and Offshore Advisory Committee’ with a vision to raise the profile of its services and receive strategic advice for growth in South Asia region.
The India Advisory Committee comprises of 14 senior members and representatives of the maritime fraternity of India.
Formation of this committee follows the launch of UAE Advisory Committee in March this year. IRClass also plans to set up ‘Singapore Advisory Committee’ very soon, preparations for which are at an advanced stage.
Setting up high level Advisory Committees in these three key business and maritime geographical regions is in line with IRClass’ ambitious expansion plans. The company also intends to open three new offices in the near future in Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos.
During the inaugural meeting of the India and Offshore Advisory Committee held on June 12, IRClass CMD Arun Sharma sought active co-operation and guidance of the member representatives for expansion of IRClass services.
The committee discussed the need for a customer centric approach and an increase in share of tonnage outside India. It also discussed several areas of opportunities prevailing in offshore, renewables, LNG, oil terminals, pipeline and defence sector.