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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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Bulk carriers represent a significant portion of the ABS-classed fleet. Our classing, engineering and related technical services cover all bulk carrier designs and sizes, from handy and handymax to capesize and very large ore carriers (VLOCs).

From the earliest stages of the carrier design process, ABS engineers and surveyors work closely with shipbuilders worldwide to provide technical assistance and guidance for compliance with ABS Rules and other applicable regulations.

ABS applies deep technical knowledge and extensive practical experience when establishing standards for the safe operation and performance efficiency of bulk carriers.

Conscious of the challenges facing the bulker sector, ABS researchers and technicians continue to pioneer solutions to serve today’s fleet, including standards to minimize fuel costs and maximize vessel efficiency. 

Our global network of engineers, surveyors and professionals provide technical support and innovative guidance to ABS-classed vessels throughout their service cycle.

We are here to assist you with your next bulk carrier project.

Enhanced Cargo Loading

ABS has taken a comprehensive approach to steel coil loading that enables faster decisions regarding the suitability of the vessel to carry new types of cargoes. 

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Vessel Performance

As energy costs continue to rise, owners and operators must find safe and practical solutions to improve vessel performance. ABS specialists work to find our clients the right solution for their needs.

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Environmental Performance

As environmental regulations expand the marine industry needs specialists who understand the latest technology solutions. ABS professionals are prepared to help our clients tackle these pressing challenges.

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Fleet Management Software

ABS Nautical Systems offers fleet management solutions to drive performance and attain operational efficiencies.

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