ABS is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as a world’s leading ship classification society.

ABS has been at the forefront of marine and offshore energy innovation for more than 150 years. In a constantly evolving industry, ABS works alongside its partners tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate safely, securely and responsibly.

Marine Classifications

No other classification society in the world has the depth and breadth of experience of ABS across all major sectors of the marine industry. Today ABS is on the cutting edge of technologies related to technical evaluation services, vessel performance, LNG as marine fuel and the latest design techniques. Our professionals are also up to date on the latest in regulatory requirements and best practices of the marine industry.

Offshore Classification

We know what it takes to break new ground and conquer the unknown. We were the first class society to venture offshore. Our offshore services include independent, third-party verification for integrated software quality management, subsea systems and a broad spectrum of associated technologies that support long-term energy sustainability and advance our mission to promote the security of life, property and our natural environment.

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