American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Products and Services Vendor Certification and Verification

Approval and Certification for Products and Services

Easy, Efficient Approval and Certification

From service provider approval to materials certification to type approval, ABS offers a wide range of services to support your approval and certification needs. With a long history of providing approval and certification services to both the marine and offshore industries, ABS has the knowledge and experience to assist with virtually any product or service. Our global workforce of accomplished surveyors and engineers deliver unparalleled flexibility and responsiveness to meet all of your approval and certification needs.

ABS is now offering remote survey and audit for current ABS clients of Type Approval, External Specialists, Service Providers, and Equipment and Material Manufacturers. To order a remote survey or audit, use this form. You can also watch our webinar for more information about remote surveys and audits for manufacturers and service providers.

Approval and Certification Services

Type Approval Services


Material Manufacturers


External Specialists


Service Providers




EU Marine Equipment Directive


EU Mutual Recognition: Manufacturers


Container Certification Services


Periodic Container Inspections






Welding and NDE Testing


Independent Lab for USCG


Statement of Compliance