LOC sets up new office in Mumbai



London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a marine and engineering consultancy for the shipping and offshore energy sectors, has opened an office in Mumbai, India.

Located in the district of Vile Parle East, the office is close to Mumbai’s international and domestic airports as well as many of LOC’s key shipping and energy clients.

LOC Mumbai will also be well-positioned to respond to any time-sensitive requests from both its global and local clients.

Paul Miles, Regional Head of the Middle East, India and Caspian for the LOC Group said: “We have recruited Mr Rohan Murray who is a marine engineer and Captain Valentine Dias as a marine consultant with Mark Lomas and I overseeing the management during the initial stages. Mark Lomas is the Director of LOC Middle East and India.

“LOC has been very active in India for a number of years and we are very optimistic that this office will grow in the current expanding market. Clients have welcomed the prospect of a permanent LOC office in India to service their requirements.”

The opening of the office in Mumbai and the experience of the staff within will also allow LOC to expand its coverage of Hull & Machinery claims within India and complement its established P&I work and Marine Warranty order book.

The Mumbai office follows on the back of several new office openings by LOC with the previous one opening in April this year in Seoul, South Korea.