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Container Certification

ABS - Home Products and Services Container Certification

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ABS offers independent, third-party certification on a wide range of containers to international and industry standards and regulations as well as those specified by owners and manufacturers.  ABS has published multiple Rules and Guides and is experienced in the application of the Rules, Guides, standards and regulations developed over more than 40 years that we have been active in the industry.  We are focused on service which is achieved through our professional engineering and inspection staff.  

Most containers fall under the category of Intermodal or Offshore and more information on these types can be found through the links below in addition to other container related services ABS provides.

Benefits of ABS Certification

  • Easily accessible worldwide inspection staff located in nearly 200 offices in 70 countries
  • Expertise drawn from more than 40 years in the industry
  • One-stop certification to the applicable regulations, codes or standards necessary for the worldwide operation of containers
  • Faster engineering turn-around time
  • Verification of the container’s structural integrity in compliance to applicable Rules and regulations
  • Certification to ABS Rules and Guides lead to reduced cargo handling, security improvements and reductions in damage and loss

OTHER CONTAINER CERTIFICATION SERVICES

Ask us about our container-related certification services:

  • Corner Castings
  • Container Refrigeration Machinery
  • Container Chassis
  • Repair Facility
  • Factory Approval
     

Intermodal Containers

ABS offers certification services through the ABS Rules for Certification of Cargo Containers and international standards and regulations which allow freight transported in intermodal containers to freely move between multiple modes of transportation including road, rail and ship.

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Offshore Containers

ABS offers certification services for offshore containers through the ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Containers (ABS OC Guide). Certification of an offshore container is often at the request of the owner or operator, but may also be due to safety regulations mandated by local authorities. 

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