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ABS Announces Ballast Water Management Systems Selection Service

ABS has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the solution suited to the unique needs of each vessel. This service builds upon ABS’ position as a leading provider of classification, regulatory and technical services related to BWMS.

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Cutting-Edge Performance Solutions

In recent years, the confluence of rising energy costs and new environmental regulations, has begun a process of reshaping shipping as we know it. 

Today the maritime industry is faced with the challenges of successfully addressing the ever growing environmental regulatory requirements while lowering fuel consumption and improving energy efficiency. All of this must be achieved while maintaining the highest level of safety.

Asset Performance Management life cycle services build upon the foundation set by traditional classification services to assist the marine and offshore industry in assessing the integrity and improving the performance of their assets, from initial design to decommissioning.

Understanding impending regulations and their implementation timeline is knowledge held and continuously refined by the ABS team. 

At ABS we are constantly working alongside our members and clients, owners, designers, technology providers and researchers to collectively achieve a better understanding of practical technical solutions available to face growing regulatory expectations. Our engineers have demonstrated capabilities in assisting owners with their assessment of compliance options. Our holistic, risk-based analyses take into account design characteristics and expected operating profiles, regulatory requirements and potential solutions particular to the unique needs of each project. 



To help shipowners prepare Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for existing ships, ABS has developed an IHM application. The IHM application is for existing customers and new clients.

IHM Application Request Form

Marine Services

With more than 200 million gross tons under ABS class, our global team of surveyors, engineers and technical specialist are prepared to help with any project, any time, any place.

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Offshore Energy Services

No other classification society has the experience or knowledge of ABS in the offshore energy sector. We are committed to helping owners and operators safely enter new frontiers.

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Statutory & Certification Services

Whether you are seeking certification to statutory requirements or for your management systems, ABS has the experience and capabilities to meet your needs.

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