ABS offers inspection services to existing containers certified to efficiently trade within various modes of transport. Typically a container is inspected and certified as an Intermodal container in order to operate between ship to rail to road or as an Offshore Container to operate between dock to ship to offshore facility. The in-service inspection is often referred to as an 2.5 or 5 year periodic inspection and the inspection is required to maintain the initial certifications provided during manufacture.
ABS has been involved in the standardization and certification of the intermodal container since its inception. Drawing on experience gained in setting technical standards for the maritime industry, ABS has developed Rules in accordance with industry regulations and recognized standards including those from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations (UN) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Those who choose ABS as their service provider will enjoy many benefits such as: