The Leader in Global Tanker Classification

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Industry-Leading Tanker Solutions

From the first 100,000 dwt tanker to today’s most advanced tankers, ABS has been providing owners and operators with the insights and guidance needed to achieve their goals, always with an eye towards safety and sustainability.  

ABS At the Forefront of the Tanker Industry


As the leader in tanker classification along with a network of more than 2,000 engineers, surveyors and operational support staff located around the world, ABS is ready to assist your tanker fleet and deliver efficient, practical and responsive service throughout your vessel’s life cycle.


From the industry’s leading energy efficient tanker designs to environmentally friendly vessel scrapping, ABS has continued to support the tanker market.


Support for Tankers


New Construction and Classification Services

ABS engineers and surveyors work closely with an owner’s technical staff and their selected shipyard to select the most suitable class notations, provide technical support and guidance for compliance with ABS Rules as well as applicable regulations.



Sustainability Centers of Excellence

Providing guidance and solutions to overcome any sustainability challenge, from preparing for Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) to exploring alternative fuel pathways and innovative energy efficiency technologies.



ABS Condition Assessment Program (CAP)

CAP is the recognized method for an asset owner to demonstrate the quality and suitability of an asset for charter. The program provides a charterer with a technical evaluation of the physical condition and maintenance of a vessel above the requirements for Class.



Global Gas Solutions Team

With experience in all phases of gas-fueled maritime projects – from the ground floor of the design process to the construction, classification and modification of gas-powered ships – the ABS Global Gas Solutions team is able to support your next LNG-powered tanker.



ABS Chem software

Allowing a chemical tanker owner or operator to quickly determine whether their vessel is suitable to carry a specific type of chemical. 



ABS Academy ®

The ABS Academy offers courses specific to tankers, including Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA 3). 



My Digital Fleet™

The only customizable risk management platform that provides real-time data-driven insights to improve fleet efficiency, reduce costs and manage risks.



Rapid Response Damage Assessment

The RRDA program provides 24/7 support for ship-related emergencies such as grounding and collision by leveraging a team of ABS engineers, naval architects and master mariners.




Guidance Tailored to Tankers

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