The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) and ShipParts.com have signed a cooperation agreement to develop international maritime e-commerce opportunities for Indian companies.
Under the cooperation agreement IRClass will certify the Indian equipment suppliers and manufacturers that use the ShipParts.com e-procurement platform and provide third party verification of products transacted on the site.
ShipParts.com will in turn establish an ‘IRClass Pavilion’ on its platform to provide certified Indian suppliers with a digital route to international maritime markets. The company will also be authorised to introduce IRClass services to international manufacturers looking to access the sub-continent’s maritime sector.
“India has long been an integral part of the international maritime industry, providing the sector with shipbuilding and repair capacity, quality equipment and services, and professional seafarers and maritime executives,” said Roy Yap, Chief Growth Officer (CGO), ShipParts.com.
“Poised for growth, ShipParts.com is pleased to provide another digital channel for Indian manufacturers and service providers to the world stage with IRClass certification and verification.”