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ABS to Class LNG-fueled Short-sea Containerships for Nordic Hamburg

ABS has been chosen to class two LNG-fueled containerships to be built in China for German owner GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg.

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To build and adapt the next generation of containerships, owners and operators need a partner capable of delivering forward thinking solutions with lasting quality. ABS is the partner.

ABS has been at the forefront of containership classification and innovation since the first containership made its maiden voyage more than 50 years ago. Today, the world’s largest LNG-powered containerships and the most innovative ultra large containerships rely on ABS as their class society.

Throughout classification and technological development, ABS promotes vessel safety, enduring craftsmanship, energy efficiency and responsible environmental practices.

ABS’ global network of surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists know the ins and outs of containerships, their role in the changing marketplace and how they can be efficiently and sustainably adapted to meet new industry standards.

Our team is ready to put its knowledge and decades of experience to work on your next containership project.

Smarter Lashing for Containerships

Larger containerships along with higher stacks and increased weights have introduced new complexities in securing containers. To help address these challenges, ABS has enhanced the ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Lashing Guide) and developed new companion software, ABS C-LASH™.

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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 assist clients in identifying the right solution for their needs.

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Energy Efficiency

By necessity, the shipping industry is adopting a more energy-efficient transportation model. ABS is providing guidance and aids ship owners and operators to make informed decisions along the way.

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