IRS completes prototype testing of ‘made in India’ containers


Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has completed prototype testing of ocean shipping containers manufactured domestically, by Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR). This aligns with India’s plan to transform the maritime sector over the next 10 years and help ensure a consistent supply of containers while reducing the cost of trade.

IRS had launched its service to provide certification of marine containers in 2021 on being authorised by Director General of Shipping, Government of India to undertake inspection and certification of containers as per the IMO International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC).

IRS is closely working with the Indian companies at various stages of the container manufacturing process, including prototype development through design appraisal, hand-holding and stage inspections and testing as per ISO standards specified in the IMO CSC convention.

IRS Managing Director Vijay Arora (pictured) said: “IRS is now recognised around the world as a leading force in classification services. The containers produced from these approved works are certified and meet the rigorous technical standards of the IMO CSC Convention. IRS is fully committed to supporting and growing the domestic production of containers and offers a customer-centric approach.”