MUMBAI: Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has signed a Recognised Organisation (RO) agreement with the Department of Shipping in Bangladesh.
The RO agreement was signed at a ceremony held in Dhaka by Director General of Shipping Commodore Syed Ariful Islam and Mr. Vijay Arora, Joint Managing Director of IRClass.
The event was graced by the presence of Bangladesh Shipping Secretary Mr. Ashoke Madhab Roy as the Chief Guest and Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh Dr Adarsh Swaika as the Special Guest.
The Government of India and Bangladesh have already signed a Coastal Shipping Agreement to increase bilateral trade through the coastal areas and this authorisation as RO further paves the way for enhancing IRClass’ activities in the region. The maritime sector in Bangladesh will benefit from timely and value added services apart from cost savings.
“High quality of service at competitive prices will now be available to the Bangladesh maritime sector. IRClass intends to offer not just Ship Classification related services but also wishes to extend its services like Industrial inspection as well as Management Systems Certification. Ship recycling is a key industry in which IRClass can help the industry to adopt safe ship recycling practices,” said Mr. Arora.