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. The ABS OC Guide addresses quality requirements, terms and conditions and markings, as well as provides the procedures and requirements for ABS to certify a container as an offshore container.
As the leading offshore classification society, ABS will apply its depth of knowledge to advance the quality of certification services provided for offshore containers. ABS operates globally and already serves many of the markets, manufacturers and locations servicing offshore containers.
The ABS OC Guide provides a comprehensive list of procedures and requirements that align with industry standards and allow for ABS certification of offshore containers.
As an alternative to existing certification services, owners and operators who choose to certify their containers to the ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Containers will notice:
For containers that are also to be certified as a portable accommodation, ABS offers the ABS Guide for Portable Accommodation Modules. Additionally, ABS maintains appointments, approvals and registrations through various countries in order to certify containers to international intermodal standards and regulations, which are often requested in addition to certification as an offshore container and/or portable accommodation.
To learn more about ABS OC certification, please contact your local ABS office or email ABSContainers@eagle.org.