After a 2-year hiatus, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) hosted its India Advisory Committee Meeting as well as Customers and Stakeholder Meet in Mumbai on Friday, September 16, 2022. The maritime community was well-represented. A staple annual event on the Indian maritime calendar is the IRS’ Advisory Committee Meeting and Customer & Stakeholders Meet.
Academics and participants from the maritime industry were both well-represented at the meeting. The recent updates regarding fleet growth, impending regulations, new services, and initiatives were covered in a presentation that was well received. Our efforts toward decarbonization, research on alternative fuels, IMO and EU regulations, as well as our future plans, were some of the subjects discussed.
Leading members of the maritime industry gave IRS feedback and advice for its growth earlier in the day at the India Advisory Committee Meeting. Members also praised IRS for its assistance in helping clients achieve compliance objectives. During the meeting, several significant suggestions were made, and they are currently being actively considered for implementation.
Mr. Vijay Arora, Managing Director of IRS said, “Indian Register of Shipping is on a strong growth path and is ramping up its resources to enable speedier delivery of its services. We are actively investing in technology, research, and development towards capacity building and strengthening our technical team and are extremely thankful to our customers & stakeholders whose support is critical for our organization.”