For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of marine and offshore energy innovation.

ABS is a trusted technical advisor in the safe transport and handling of gas and have been the preferred classification society for the offshore and energy industry for more than 50 years. In 2013, ABS formed the Global Gas Solutions Team to respond to the rapidly escalating number of gas-related projects,including the growing use of gas as a marine fuel, and LNG and LPG transportation. ABS offers extensive technical experience with the full scope of gas-related assets, ranging from the largest LNG carriers in service and LNG bunker barges to FLNG units.

ABS is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Its mission is to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore related facilities.

ABS provides service around the world through four operating divisions: Americas, Pacific, China and Europe. A worldwide network of skilled surveyors and engineers supports clients from the initial design concept, through the design approval process, during construction and throughout the service life of the vessel. ABS also assists clients in implementing health, safety, quality, security and environmental management systems.