Partners & Sponsors

To become a patron or a sponsor, you can download the PDF invite above and contact Ms. Yogyata Kapoor directly at
All our partners and patrons are able to support and contribute towards their Corporate Social Responsibility by joining the IMRC initiative

The IMRC initiative comes under our non-profitable charitable trust and all the contributions in the form of donations will be exempted under Income Tax 80-G Act.

Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training

HIMT is the Premier Research Partner for the IMRC initiative

HIMT, established in 1998, is the training hub of India and offers a wide range of courses right from pre-sea training courses for officers and ratings, through senior officer certificates of competency and advanced courses for all ranks of Merchant Navy. HIMT also provides courses dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry and specialized Value added courses for ongoing professional development of seagoing personnel and shore-based staff.

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Indian Register of Shipping

IR Class are IMRC Hosts and Patrons

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) is an international ship classification society. The not for profit entity was founded in 1975. IRS is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), which represents classification societies worldwide.

IR Class Systems and Solutions Pvt Ltd. (ISSPL) is an organization promoted by the Indian Register of Shipping and was set up in 2014. The two companies IRS and ISSPL form the brand IRCLASS, which provides survey, inspection and certification services to the maritime and industrial sectors. IRCLASS is committed to promoting safe and environmentally friendly engineering practices through its services to the business community. 

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Directorate General of Shipping

IMRC Patrons

The Directorate General of Shipping is an attached office of the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India and deals with all executive matters, relating to merchant shipping. Indian shipping remained a deferred subject till independence. It was only there after, the development of shipping attracted the state policy. The subject of Shipping was, in the beginning, dealt with by the Ministry of Commerce, till 1949 and subsequently, in 1951, it was shifted to the Ministry of Transport and Shipping. In 1947, the Government of India announced the National Policy on Shipping, aiming at the total development of the industry. In order to accelerate the developmental efforts, the necessity for a centralized Administrative organization was felt and accordingly, it was in September 1949, the Directorate General of Shipping with its Headquarters at Bombay was established.

This Directorate deals with all matters concerning the Maritime Administration, Maritime Education and Training, development of Shipping Industry and other related subjects.

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Indian Maritime University

IMRC Patrons

The Indian Maritime University, established through an Act of Parliament (Act 22) in November 2008 as a Central University, is poised to play a key role in the development of trained human resource for the maritime sector.

Its main objectives are:

  • to facilitate and promote maritime studies, training, research and extension work 
  • to promote advanced knowledge by providing institutional and research facilities 
  • to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter- disciplinary studies and research; and to pay special attention to the promotion of educational and economic interests and welfare of the people of India;
  • to promote freedom, secularism, equality and social justice as enshrined in the Constitution of India 
  • to extend the benefits of knowledge and skills for development of individuals and society by associating the University closely with local, regional and national issues of development.

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Mumbai Port Trust

IMRC Patrons

Mumbai Port has long been the principal gateway to India and has played a pivotal role in the development of the national economy, trade & commerce and prosperity of Mumbai city in particular. The port has achieved this position through continuous endeavor to serve the changing needs of maritime trade. Though traditionally designed to handle general cargo, over the years, the port has adapted to changing shipping trends and cargo packaging from break bulk to unitisation/palletisation and containerisation. Besides, it has also developed specialised berths for handling POL and chemicals. For decades, Mumbai Port was India’s premier port. Even today, with the development of other ports, it caters to 10% of the country’s sea-borne trade handled by Major Ports of the country in terms of volume. It caters about 19% of  POL Traffic handled by Major Ports.

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Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents


The Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA) is a non-profit making body of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and their Agents, registered as a Section 25 company, under the Companies Act, 1956 (Section 8 as amended in Companies Act, 2013) and based in Mumbai. Members include companies which have a long association with Indian Manning and are identified as traditional employers of Indian Officers and Ratings. MASSA is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified C

MASSA provides a forum for Member Lines, Indian and Foreign and their local agents and shipmanagers to interact with the Government and Unions in all matters relating to employment, training and welfare of seamen company.


Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM)


Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is an integrated maritime solutions leader, with a strong heritage spanning more than 135 years in the shipping industry and trusted as a partner by responsible and demanding customers worldwide. Managing a fleet of around 600 vessels, 20,000 employees enable the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient ship management services through a network of 9 ship management, 24 crew service and four wholly-owned maritime training centres across the world. Alongside comprehensive ship management services, BSM offers a suite of complementary maritime solutions that are customised to meet individual customer requirements.

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Offing Group

Sponsors of High Tea Reception

Established in 2014 with the dynamic Offing Mobile App, Offing group is a diversified business with expertise in the Marine, Oil and Gas Sector (also apt to now mention the baby steps that the group is taking in the Offshore Wind Farming Sector)

The current businesses of the group include:

  • A Maritime Media House (Mobile app, Magazine and Events)
  • Hosting the LARGEST Inter College Festival of Maritime Education (Naughtica)
  • A team of experienced Maritime Surveyors
  • Offing Logistics

With a keen focus on the ‘future’ of the Maritime Sector – The Group has invested time over the last 1 year in understanding the Offshore Wind Farming Markets and visited leading stakeholders in Europe to understand the business and assist in carving a similar (if not better) foot print for the business in India. 

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The Nautical Institute


The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Our aim is to represent seafarers' and practical maritime professionals' views at the highest level. As a representative body, the Institute fulfils its role in many different ways. Membership by proven qualifications and experience helps to set standards. The technical committees ensure that professional opinion and advice is fed back to the industry’s decision making bodies. Publications written by practitioners for practitioners provide the best operational guidance available and the branches encourage professional development in local areas.

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The Institute of Marine Engineers


The Institute of Marine Engineers (India) was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 29 October 1977. The first Governing Council of the Institute was formed in 1980. The Institute was subsequently registered as a Charitable Organisation under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 on 31 May 1982. The objects and purposes for which the Institute is constituted are to promote the scientific development of Marine Engineering in all its branches and in the furtherance of such knowledge, to enable Marine Engineers to meet and correspond to facilitate the inter change of ideas in respect of improvements and improved methods of working machinery, to publish and communicate information on such objects, to uphold the status of members of the Institute by prescribing or holding examination for candidates for election or by requiring standards of knowledge and experience which can be approved, to cooperate with Universities, other educational institutions and public educational bodies for the furtherance of education in engineering science, and to constitute and maintain a Benevolence fund, for affording relief to indigent members of the Institute and the families of deceased members. This fund, being solely devoted to granting financial assistance after defraying expenses, to be known as the "Benevolence Fund", and to operate as per specific guidelines formulated by the Institute.

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Foreign Shipowners Representatives & Ship Managers Association Patrons

IMRC Patrons

The Foreign Ship-owners Representatives and Ship Managers Association was established in India in 1989 with the following objects:

  • To provide body representative of the foreign owners and ship managers operating in India for the purpose of developing, promoting and protecting their business activities and the interest of foreign owners in India.
  • To encourage and promote cordial relationship and unanimity among representatives of foreign owners and ship managers on all subjects involving their common good.

The Association is registered in India as a non profit organization under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1958(now Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013).

As a body representative, the Association takes up matters of common interest of Member Companies and their seafarers with the Authorities concerned to obtain a rational resolution of all the issues involved.