Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has received authorisation from Iran’s maritime administration, the Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO), and has also set up an office in Tehran to offer its services to the Iranian maritime sector. This move is the latest in a series of steps taken by IRClass to enhance its global footprint.
The agreement recognising IRClass as an authorised organisation was signed at a ceremony held in Tehran by Mohammad Rastad, Member of the Board of Directors at PMO and Deputy Managing Director for Maritime Affairs and Suresh Sinha, Managing Director of IRClass.
“The Middle East is a key focus market and we see significant potential for growth. India and Iran share strong historical ties both in terms of trade as well as culture. The trade between two countries is expanding rapidly and we are confident that this development will further the cause of increasing trade and benefit the maritime industry in both countries,” said Mr. Sinha.
A customer meeting was also organised by IRClass, at which its capabilities and expertise was shared with senior representatives from the Iranian maritime community.