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 life cycle 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.
ABS Classification: timely plan review & technical support; hull, machinery & component surveys; statutory surveys on behalf of the US Coast Guard & other administrations; continuous development of the ABS Rules in partnership with industry, around-the-clock access to the ABS Eagle survey database.
ABS Type Approval is a voluntary program thatprovides qualified manufacturers targeting marine and offshore sectors thebenefit of a more efficient product certification process. ABS Type Approval isavailable for a wide range of products for marine and offshore applications,industrial plant and processes and the information technology sector.
The ABS Nautical Systems mobile application wasdeveloped for workboats in the inland and coastal waterways. Theapplication, based on daily crew activities, requires very little trainingbecause of the familiar mobile interface. Subchapter M compliance has beenintegrated into the software so the crew does not have to be trained on any newprocesses or activities. Using the app on a pre-configured tablet, operational data iscaptured by crew automatically during regular operations. Back office operationsthen are simplified, allowing for ease of printing and submitting accuratereports whenever required. Further, deployment to the cloud keeps the ITinvestment minimal and there is no software onboard the boat.
Computer / Software / Internet
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers
Media / Magazines, Books
Pollution Control / Environmental Services
Training / Education / Certification