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ABS Selected to Class the World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier

ABS has been chosen to class the world’s first contracted series of very large ethane carriers (VLECs).

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Tankers play an integral role in global energy transportation. As the world’s leading class society for the tanker market, ABS offers tested practical and technical experience to tanker owners and operators through the duration of a vessel’s life cycle.

For new construction projects, ABS engineers and surveyors work closely with an owner’s technical staff and their selected shipyard to satisfy compliance with ABS’ construction and operation standards and other applicable regulations.

A network of more than 2,000 ABS engineers, surveyors and operational support staff are located around the world to assist the ABS-classed tanker fleet – the largest proportion of ABS’ total fleet – and deliver efficient, practical and responsive service throughout a tanker’s life cycle.

ABS classes tankers of all sizes and specialties. And as oil transportation technology evolves, so do the range of our services and solutions for the ABS-classed tanker fleet.

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Gas Solutions

The ABS Global Gas Solutions team brings together specialists with experience in every phase and every type of gas project. 

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Rapid Response

The Rapid Response Damage Assessment program provides an organized team of engineers, naval architects, master mariners and support staff that can respond 24/7 during emergencies. This program complies with OCIMF requirements.

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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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