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Monday, December 31, 2018 

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has made inroads into the Middle East market, following its recognition as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Port and Maritime Authority. IRClass is now recognised by 41 flags worldwide.

The classification society has also opened a new office in Dammam, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to expand its reach and serve the region better. The classification society is also pursuing approval from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Other developments in the Middle East include the signing of a service agency agreement with XO Class, Sa Beirut at a recent event at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, and approval from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to provide its services in the UAE's offshore sector.

Mr Rajeev 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.”

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