Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability Center

ABS Ramps-Up Global Sustainability Capability

ABS has today announced a major global expansion of its sustainability support for the industry, with three new centers of excellence in key areas.



ABS has developed an unparalleled global network of sustainability expertise with centers of excellence located in key maritime cities around the world.

Located in Athens, Houston and Copenhagen, together with the first Sustainability Center that opened in Singapore in 2019, the network means ABS is able to offer experienced local support in all of the critical maritime sustainability disciplines.

Athens is the center of ABS vessel performance and efficiency expertise. In Houston, a range of specialists deliver industry-leading expertise in alternative fuels, waste streams and human centric design. Copenhagen is a center of excellence in vessel innovations and fuel technologies. Singapore is the home of ABS sustainability reporting and Environmental, Social and Governance strategy expertise.

ABS is partnering with leading industry players in a range of joint initiatives designed to drive forward key areas of research such as vessel design, future fuels, digital technologies and decarbonization pathways. ABS is a founder member of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

Led by Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director of Global Sustainability, the ABS sustainability team is composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, supported by the worldwide ABS organization. 

Across the network, ABS and its partners are today involved in industry-leading sustainability projects including:

  • Studying the viability of alternative fuels and new energy sources in different shipping sectors
  • Analyzing de-carbonization pathways, the impact of seaborne trade growth and IMO targets on new designs
  • Using digital technology to simplify transactions and increase operational efficiency
  • Assisting in a company’s journey to ESG excellence

ABS has created a dynamic environment of innovation and creativity, bringing together industry and academia for the benefit of a sustainable maritime future. This includes an industry education program of seminars and lectures to raise awareness of sustainability technologies and carbon reduction strategies across the maritime industry.


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