A FUNCTION was held recently at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel to mark the office opening of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). The event was attended by a number of senior delegates from Indian Embassy, Qatar Financial Centre, Ministry of Transport and Communications and various other ministries, port authorities, terminals, shipowners, ship managers, media, insurance and logistic companies.

H.E. the Ambassador of India to Qatar Mr. P Kumaran graced the occasion by his presence.

The Middle East is one of IRClass’ most important strategic markets outside of India and the new branch office in Doha will help the class society extend its services to the marine, ports and terminals, industrial, oil and gas and offshore companies based in Qatar.

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With 52 offices worldwide and recognised by 44 major flag administrations, including the state of Qatar, the Indian Register of Shipping is renowned for its quality of service and professional approach.

Speaking at the event, Rajeev Pratap Rao, regional manager, MEA of IRClass said, “We are really pleased to be able to formally open our newest office here in Doha. Having a local office in Qatar means that we can now be closer to our customers in this important location and can respond even faster than before to meet our clients’ requirements.

“The opening of this office comes at an opportune time because this year has been declared as Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture.”

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