GL Inaugurates New Office in Mumbai

Multi purpose vessels, heavy lift vessels, platform supply vessels as well as tankers are currently being built and on order with Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class in India. In order to meet the rising demand for classificatory services, GL has considerably increased its staff and has moved to a larger office in Mumbai. India’s shipping industry in terms of order size now ranks eighth in the world; 18 months ago, it did not even figure in the top 20.

The new office is located in the emerging business district of Bandra, Kurla Complex, close to the old Mumbai Port and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) container terminal thus enabling even better services.

In India, Germanischer Lloyd employs 275 experts serving the maritime as well as the oil and gas industry and the expanding renewable energy market. In respect to the maritime industry, GL’s service-portfolio includes comprehensive services for shipowners, shipyards, the maritime supply industry and ship design offices.

“As a major, globally-active classification society we contribute to our clients’ success with sophisticated and solution-oriented technical know-how. This has been successfully applied in all global maritime markets to the benefit of our clients”, says Dr Volkmar Wasmansdorff, GL’s Head of Region Asia/Pacific. “Considerably strengthening our presence in India is an important step in our strategy of supporting our Indian and international clients even better and faster in the future. We took concrete action to support Indian customers, establishing Station Goa in 2008. Further stations will follow this year.”

Worldwide, the Hamburg based classification society employs more than 5,300 engineers, surveyors, experts and administration staff. It maintains a global network of 208 offices in 77 countries. Shipowners, shipyards, the maritime supply industry and some 130 flag states are the primary customers of GL’s ship classification activities.

Address of the new station:
Germanischer Lloyd Country Office India
308, 3rd Floor,
Trade Centre,
Kurla – Bandra Complex
Off CST Road,
Mumbai – 400051
Phone: +91 22 61406789
Fax: +91 22 61406767