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Monday, February 22, 2021 

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has successfully classed three 8000 dwt 122m general cargo vessels for JSW Shipping and Logistics, a JSW Group Company based in India.

JSW Group is a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate involved in major infrastructure projects critical to spearheading India’s growth. JSW Steel is a leading integrated steel manufacturer with a global presence in 140 countries. Towards handling captive cargo, JSW is acquiring a fleet of four 8000 dwt shallow draught vessels which have been constructed in Bangladesh and delivered under single class of Indian Register of Shipping.

As part of fleet expansion, orders for construction of a further 14 vessels of similar capacity has been placed, 10 of which are to be constructed at Wuhu Shipyard in China and four at Cochin Shipyard in India.

Three of these vessels, JSW Arjungad, JSW Vishalgad and JSW Udaigad, have been delivered from Wuhu Shipyard and are now in operation in India.

Head of Shipbuilding Project Management, IRClass, H V Ramesh, said: “We are extremely proud to set the year off on a positive note and these deliveries herald an exciting year ahead for IRClass. Despite pandemic-imposed restrictions, these projects were successfully completed on time thanks to our surveyors in China. Our dedicated team has never wavered in its commitment to our clients and we are pleased that our customers recognise us for it.”

Pranab Jha, VP JSW Steel said: “We would like to express our appreciation to IRClass and their team for their professionalism and in ensuring the project’s continuity even during the unfolding of the pandemic around the world. We look forward to IRClass for its technical expertise in our future projects”.

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