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The ABS suite of engineering software for maritime and offshore industries allows you to quickly assess compliance with ABS requirements. Starting with our groundbreaking SafeHull software in 1993, ABS offers valuable software tools for engineers, designers, owners and shipyards to assist with assessing stability and structural integrity in design, as well as enhance safety and reliability in service.

SafeHull Software

Groundbreaking software for the design and evaluation of hull structures for tankers, containers and bulk carriers based on steel vessel rules. A standalone and complete structural assessment tool based on Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels (2016) - January 2016 criteria.

Initial Scantling Evaluation of Liquefied Gas Carriers (LGC ISE) Software

Developed as a tool for evaluating a vessel’s design, this easy-to-use application is based on the Guide for Building and Classing Liquefied Gas Carriers with Independent Tanks - January 2015.

Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Software

Based on Rules for Building and Classing Offshore Support Vessels - July 2016, ABS OSV Structures software verifies the scantlings of the structure members according to the ABS Rules requirements for offshore support vessels.

Polar Quick Check Software

Excel-based program checks local scantlings of hull structures for compliance with the IACS Unified Requirements in Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels - July 2016.

Offshore Structure Assessment Program (OSAP) Software

OSAP assists designers of offshore drilling and production installations such as semisubmersibles, TLPs and spars to easily check the compliance of designs with ABS class requirements based on Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2017) and Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations (2017)

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Software

Used for the design and classing of ship-type Floating Production Installations (FPI), according to Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations - February 2016.

Hull Girder Structural Analysis (HGSA) Software

Calculates steel vessels’ gross hull girder section geometry and torsion properties, and then evaluates vessel design based on Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels (2017).

Developed for the applications of New Build Drillship based on the Guide for Building and Classing Drillships - January 2016.

Floating Liquefied Gas Terminals (FLGT) Software

Performs ship-type floating LNG structural assessment in accordance with the Guide for Building and Classing Floating Offshore Liquefied Gas Terminals - February 2016.

Dynamic Load Approach Floating Offshore Structures (DLAFOS) Software

For the analysis of ABS Dynamic Loading Approach (DLA) and Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis (SFA) for Floating Offshore Structures (FOS) in models with less than 500K FEM nodes and elements. In accordance with the Guide for Dynamic Loading Approach for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installations - February 2014.

Container Lashing (LASH) Software

Analyzes reaction forces acting on container securing systems, including stacking devices and lashing gear for containers stowed on deck or inside cargo holds not fitted with cell guides. In accordance with the Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems - July 2016. Incorporates route-specific acceleration for 10 common routes.

Shaft Alignment Software

Analyzes inclined shafts with U-joints and cardan shafts, as well as shafting installation alignment in vertical or horizontal directions. Based on Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels - July 2016.

Joint Venture Engineering Software Packages

To fulfill its mission promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment, ABS works with other organizations in industry on engineering software.

Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS)

A joint venture company established by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Lloyd's Register, CSRS provides a validated and verified suite of software tools for common structural rules.

CSR Prescriptive Analysis software assesses ship structures for compliance based on the IACS January 2015 and January 2017 versions of the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers.


Herbert-ABS, a joint venture between ABS and Herbert Engineering Corp, bridges design, classification and operational management aspects of vessels and offshore units. The company offers loading and salvage emergency response software packages and design tools to the maritime and offshore industries.

CargoMax:  For shipboard stability and load management. Learn more...

LMP:  For offshore stability, monitoring and weight management. Learn more...

HECSALV: For salvage and emergency response, used by naval architects, salvage engineers, ship owners, classification societies, and military organizations. Learn more...