ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore and maritime industries, is guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment. The organization offers support during initial concept design, design approval and construction and provides lifecycle services.

From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers services and solutions to clients through a network of local representatives working from more than 220 offices in 65 countries, providing core competencies of survey, engineering and auditing. In addition to these services, R&D is carried out in five ABS innovation centers around the world, supported by the Technology Center in Houston. ABS also uses its global network of operational and environmental performance professionals to support the maritime industry’s growing need for energy efficiency, performance verification and environmental compliance.

Acknowledged by the industry as a technology leader, ABS offers practical standards for the marine and offshore industries.