More than a Century of Experience
ABS constantly strives to meet the technical and safety needs of the shipping industry. The ABS Rules incorporate the knowledge gathered from more than 140 years of operating experience together with a continuing program of technological research.
Statutory Recognition of ABS Standards
ABS serves as a Recognized Organization for more than 100 governments. These governments have recognized that ABS possesses a global network of qualified surveyors and extensive resources in manpower and technology to act on their behalf in conducting the technical reviews, audits and inspections required under applicable international conventions, national laws and regulations.
A Network of Regional Technical Offices
ABS provides responsive, professional technical services to designers, builders and shipowners through a network of local engineering offices strategically placed in major shipowning and shipbuilding centers: Busan, Genoa, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, London, Mumbai, New Orleans, Piraeus, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Yokohama.
Advanced Technology Capabilities
ABS is dedicated to providing greater understanding of marine design and construction. We continue to monitor and modify the ABS Rules to reflect the latest developments in strength, stability, machinery, safety equipment and pollution.