The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has opened two new offices in India. One is located in Paradip, a major port city on the east coast of India, and another in Guwahati, the largest city in northeast Indian state of Assam. The new offices strengthen an existing network of 24 offices in India.
The opening of an office in Guwahati follows the recent announcement of a joint initiative with the Assam Government in further developing the state’s inland water transport (IWT) system to improve commuter safety. Paradip is one of the leading ports in the country and several infrastructure projects under the Sagarmala program are planned around the port.
According to K Bhardwaj, head of operations at IRClass: “Establishing a presence in both Paradip and Guwahati has been a key part of our strategic development priorities. This underlines our commitment towards servicing clients in the eastern part of India as we strive to provide high quality classification services.”