From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers services and solutions to a worldwide client list through a network of local representative offices in 70 countries.
We offer customizable services for all vessel types, including containerships, tankers and bulk carriers that include design analysis, plan review and approval. In addition, we now offer powerful ship inspection and maintenance management software to be placed in the office and on board all newbuild vessels contracted to ABS class.
We were the first class society to venture into offshore oil and gas operations, certifying the world’s first mobile offshore drilling unit in 1958. Today, we are a global leader in classifying offshore exploration units and floating production units.
ABS is the market leader in offshore unit classification, and sets the standard for the world’s largest, most advanced liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships. ABS is the world’s premier classification society for carriers specializing in the transport of LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Our asset management software is the only fleet management software tool available with fully integrated class and operational functionality. We developed it with the help of marine and offshore professionals, and continuously incorporate enhancements based on input from users and ABS personnel.
We offer asset performance with services that help optimize your operations, environmental performance, environmental efficiency and vessel performance. Our Nautical Systems provides software and services that focus on management of maintenance, workforce and supply chain.
At our ABS Academy, we offer a series of specialized training courses delivered by experienced presenters and also tailor training programs for corporations.
When we grant ABS Type Approval for a product, a manufacturer obtains an immediate range of benefits, including reduced administration and potentially greater market penetration.
For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of maritime safety. Today ABS is a global leader in classification services to the marine and offshore industries.
Whether you are seeking certification to statutory requirements or for your management systems, ABS has the experience and capabilities to meet your needs.
Holistic solutions to help owners and operators meet regulatory requirements while improving overall asset performance.