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Idwal Opens Asia HQ in Singapore

by Sue Henney

Strategic new hub to serve Asian maritime market as Idwal positions itself for increased growth across the region

CARDIFF, UK (Tuesday, 29 August 2023) - Idwal, the leading provider of vessel inspections, benchmarking and analysis, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Asia headquarters in Singapore. This strategic move marks Idwal's expansion into the high-growth Asian maritime market.  The Singapore office will serve as Idwal's hub for Asia, enabling the company to provide enhanced sales support, technical expertise and superior customer service to ship owners and operators across the region. Idwal chose Singapore for its reputation as a world-leading maritime centre and strategic location at the heart of Asian shipping routes.

Idwal's expansion into Asia is driven by strong demand for its pioneering vessel inspection and grading services. The company's flagship offering, the Idwal Grade®, sets an industry benchmark for assessing vessel condition. Idwal's S&P inspections lead the market and their rigorous condition inspections enable ship owners to benchmark asset integrity across their fleet.

Idwal has already made several appointments in Singapore with Mr Bobby Lee named as commercial manager. With deep roots in the Asian maritime community, Lee will spearhead Idwal's commercial growth across the region. Additionally, Idwal Senior Marine Surveyor Thom Herbert is relocating from the Cardiff HQ to help establish the strong technical standards for which the company is renowned. The Singapore team will also comprise further commercial, technical, operations and data analytics roles over the next eighteen months.

Nick Owens, Idwal's CEO, said: "Asia is central to our mission of bringing new levels of transparency to global shipping. Our Singapore hub gives us on-the-ground expertise to provide unmatched service levels to Asian owners and operators, and we look forward to cementing the Idwal Grade as the trusted standard for vessel condition in this fast-growing market."

The Singapore office is now open and will quickly ramp up activities.

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