The International Register of Shipping (INTLREG) is expanding its regional coverage in the Middle East by providing services in Kuwait, after being officially recognised as a classification society by the GCC country. INTLREG already has approvals in two other GCC countries and has established survey/audit stations to service clients in these areas.
INTLREG, one of the industry’s leading ship classification societies, is authorised by 33 flags across the globe. Robert Padilla, CEO, believes it is ideally placed to support ship owners operating in the Middle East. “This is an important step for INTLREG and a real opportunity for ship owners in the Middle East to benefit from our comprehensive services covering classification services, maritime auditing, training services, along with advisory support relating to both newbuild and existing vessels,” he says. “We have been working in this important maritime sector for nearly 30 years and we understand the needs of ship owners and operators. Our intention is to support ship owners in Kuwait and across the region with services, without compromise and delays.”