ABS is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Its mission is to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore related facilities.
Applying an unparalleled level of experience, ABS offers a comprehensive range of classification and related services to designers, builders, owners and operators. As the shipping and offshore industries moves into new operating environments and meets new regulatory, technological and operational challenges, ABS provides technical guidance and practical advice. Underpinning ABS activities is an extensive program of research and development coupled with practical initiatives to improve safety, operational and environmental performance.
ABS provides service around the world through four operating divisions: Americas, Pacific, China and Europe. A worldwide network of skilled surveyors and engineers supports clients from the initial design concept, through the design approval process, during construction and throughout the service life of the vessel. ABS also assists clients in implementing health, safety, quality, security and environmental management systems.
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