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    Idwal provides extensive service coverage across the Greater China region through our network of highly-experienced surveyors, project-managers, yard supervisors, dry-docking specialists, engineers and naval architects. Our dedicated Shanghai office is led by a team of individuals who have worked extensively over the past 25 years to understand the needs and expectations of our clients in China and throughout Asia, helping to deliver solutions to our customers where they need it most. Being embedded in the heart of the Asian shipping markets and on the same time zone as our clients allows us to respond immediately to any enquiries, and apply a hands-on approach to overseeing projects and inspections across China and throughout Asia.

    Bringing East and West together, Idwal provides a fully integrated and unrivalled service to the global shipping markets and supports a wide network of international and domestic clients.


    “Our depth of knowledge, long-standing presence and deep understanding of China has long been a key strength of Idwal. We recognised early on that being embedded in this key market would offer Jonour clients unrivalled support and technical solutions of a high standard and that we could provide our extensive local service coverage to the benefit of our global customers. Whether its dry dockings, inspections, newbuilding supervision services or shipyard advice and intel you need, our team has the knowledge experience and awareness to help and are always on stand-by to assist”

    Jonathan Kingdon - Consultant and Naval Architect

    Marine Surveyors active in China
    Newbuilding projects supervised
    Inspections conducted in China

    China service update: January 2023

    As the New Year approaches and the year of the rabbit arrives, Idwal are preparing for the expected increase in activity in the Chinese shipping sector. With our extensive network of marine professionals located near key ports throughout China, Idwal are well-positioned to offer prompt and reliable inspections and services to our customers.

    Whether you're selling a vessel, maintaining your fleet, or starting your next newbuild or dry-dock project in the coming months, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you and helping your business thrive in the post-New Year period.

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    Based in Shanghai and led by Naval Architect and Newbuilding Project Manager, Jonathan Kingdon, our dedicated China office serves Idwal's extensive project and client base in the region.

    With over 150 newbuilding projects completed and dozens of Dry Docking projects managed across all major Chinese shipyards, the team serves leading organisations such as CSSC, ICBC, Sinochem, and more.

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    Idwal can provide a wide range of resources, allowing us to provide customised solutions correlated to the client’s needs. These services include, but are not strictly limited to Full Docking Superintendents, Paint Supervisors, Steel Supervisors, Safety Officers, Pipe Supervisors, Ballast Water Treatment System Supervisors, and EGCS Supervisors.

    If required, Idwal can put together a project ‘team’ to oversee various aspects of the docking, and rates for this can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on project requirements.

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    Combined with our parent company, Graig, we have been actively delivering new building supervision services in Asia for almost 25 years. 

    Our group has an extensive history of maritime innovation and service provision dating back 100 years from when it was first established in 1919 and during the last 25 years’ we have supervised the construction of more than 240 vessels.

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    In addition to Newbuilding and Dry Dock Management, Idwal offers our full range of inspection services to the region.

    Idwal has a large team of local marine surveyors ready to mobilise at a moment's notice to ensure your technical and safety programs continue, despite the current travel climate.

    (Pictured left: Idwal Inspection Heatmap 2017 - 2020)

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    Need to contact a member of the Shanghai office? You can find the contact information for some of the key team members below. Alternatively, you can visit our dedicated contact page or call +86 21 6219 5047.
    Jonathan Kingdon

    Consultant / Naval Architect

    Johnny Shen

    Regional Sales Executive (Asia)

    Vivian Li

    Operations Executive

    Jessie Tong

    Accounts Assistant

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    Want to contact the Shanghai team directly? You can use the form below and a member of the team will be happy to talk or set up a meeting.

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