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RINA opens Indonesia office

RINA opens Indonesia office

Jakarta: International classification society RINA has opened an office to serve in Jakarta growing business in the region. "Expanding our Asian network into the dynamic centre of a country undergoing great economic expansion is very satisfying for RINA,' said RINA ceo Ugo Salerno (pictured). "Indonesia is growing fast as a centre for ship-owning and for shipbuilding, and by being here, close to our clients, we can help remove any obstacles to rapid, safe and high-quality development."

The classification society's activities in Indonesia have been boosted by its recent classification of 32 tugs and 36 barges belonging to MBSS - an independent Indonesian logistics group. Other Indonesian vessels being classed by RINA include two 8,500dwt livestock carriers being built for SIBA Ships at Labroy Shipyard as well as two 16,750gt chemical tankers for Dalmare and two 4,400gt chemical tankers for Mediterranea di Navigazione. all being built at Pt Pal Indonesia Shipyards.  

The society announced a 15% increase in turnover to EUR130m for the 2006 financial year. "These excellent results continue our steady improvement in both economic and quality terms," said Salerno, adding that earnings before tax came to EUR22.5m. RINA's marine division ended the year with an all-time high of 20m gt in its classed fleet and an orderbook which it claims totals more than 25% of the classed tonnage.  [27/04/07]