MUMBAI: Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), leading classification society, hosted a customer meeting in Bangkok, Thailand as part of its efforts to increase its commitment to the Southeast Asia region, says a note on 10th Nov. The meet was well-attended by locally-based ship owners and senior representatives from Thai Administration. At the meeting, IRClass gave a presentation on its recent developments and revealed that it was in the process of setting up an office in Manila, Philippines. It also shared news on major areas of research activities such as hydrodynamics, ship and offshore structure, and vibration and noise, among others.
Managing Director of IRClass, Mr. Suresh Sinha said: “We gained authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Thailand earlier this year, and this meet with the ship owners in Bangkok was vital in further consolidating our presence in Thailand.” He added: “It is important for IRClass to be in active conversations with the maritime fraternity in Asia, in order to provide better tailored services and training courses.”
Commenting on IRClass’ plans for the ASEAN region, he said: “We announced our plans to boost presence in the ASEAN region at the Sea Asia 2017 event in April this year, and with offices established in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia, we are looking to further expand our footprint with new offices in the region, as well as obtaining RO status from key ASEAN countries.”