ABS offers certification services through the ABS Rules for Certification of Cargo Containers and international standards and regulations which allow freight transported in intermodal containers to freely move between multiple modes of transportation including road, rail and ship. ABS provides independent, third-party certification of the structural integrity of cargo containers, including those transporting dangerous goods.
Additional related certification services offered through the ABS Rules include:
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:
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.
ABS offers certification services for offshore containers, often at the request of the owner or operator or due to safety regulations mandated by local authorities.