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  • 15 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industry, has launched a suite of products that will improve information transfer between the classification society and its clients around the world. ABS Connect streamlines communications, placing more in-depth information in the hands of industry. The launch of ABS Connect is the […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    As the focus on cyber safety is rising, the classification provider ABS has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the marine and offshore industries. “Awarding the CS1 notation (Asset, Basic-level, Informed Cybersecurity Implementation) is a significant industry first and underscores ABS’ leadership in addressing cybersecurity,” ABS said. The classification provider […]

  • 12 June 2017

    American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) opened its Global Ship Systems Center and established a Hellenic technical committee in Athens.

  • 24 June 2020
    Certification & Classification

    Classification society ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a dual deadweight neo-panamax bulk carrier design from the StandShip Joint Development Partnership (JDP). ABS’ StandShip JDP partners include StandShip Ltd., SeaQuest Marine Project Management, Odense Maritime Technology, Mitsubishi Ship Building, IFCHOR and Bancosta. The vessel is available in 86,000 and 95,000 DWT designs, and […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The previously announced share purchase by Seabased Holding AS (SHAS) in Seabased AB from Leijon Engineering AB, granting it 50,25% of the voting rights, has been cancelled.

  • 27 June 2013

    The National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (NCCPE) on Thursday adopted its decision on the validity of AB Lietuvos Dujos natural gas transmission price cap. It also includes the component of the natural gas transmission price cap (LNG terminal-extra tariff component) and specific natural gas transmission service tariffs to AB Amber Grid, which will […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported that every sector of the ABS enterprise “contributed to another year of record performance in terms of the size of the ABS-classed fleet and strong orderbook.” ABS will continue to use […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABS, the provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has appointed Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a move that strengthens alignment and generates further synergies across all of ABS’ technical programs. Fireman, who will report to ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, announces a change in leadership with the election of Christopher J. Wiernicki, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of ABS, to the position of Chairman of ABS. This decision was made by the ABS Board of Directors, who voted at their […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has signed a letter of intent for cooperative research and development projects with the South China University of Technology (SCUT) through the ABS China Offshore Technology Center (COTC) in Shanghai. ABS Vice President of Offshore Technology Bret Montaruli and Vice President of SCUT Zhu Min, recently signed […]

  • 28 October 2011

    Leading classification society ABS is further strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry by establishing the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan in early 2012. This is ABS’ first energy center and will focus on applied research to a broad range of current and future technology challenges. In a related move, the […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Leading classification society ABS officially inaugurated the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan, South Korea, on 19 October 2012. ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki joined senior representatives of the Korean shipping and shipbuilding sectors and academia to celebrate the official opening of the ABS KETC, ABS’ first global energy center. Researchers […]

  • 18 January 2013

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has been granted authorization by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to serve as a Recognized Organization of the State of Japan. This authorization allows ABS to provide statutory certification services to Japanese-flagged vessels on behalf of the government. […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Leading classification society ABS is further strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry by establishing the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan in early 2012. This is ABS’ first energy center and will focus on applied research to a broad range of current and future technology challenges. In a related move, the […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Equipment, Exploration & Production

    ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has teamed up with GE collaborating on digital twin offshore rig deployment for equipment health monitoring and prediction.

  • 26 August 2013

    ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, has taken another step forward to meet industry needs with the formation of the ABS Global Gas Solutions Team to leverage the organization’s LNG and LPG capabilities. This group of experienced gas professionals will work alongside owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers to provide an extensive range […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Vessels

    South Korean oil and gas industry service provider Khan received approval in principle (AIP) for the LNG ISO tank container feed vessel from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). 

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as the first foreign recognized organization (RO) for maritime labor inspection. “We are very pleased to be the first foreign recognized organization authorized by MLIT for maritime labor inspection in Japan,” Akira Akiyama, ABS Vice […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Houston-based classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners, including class organizations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers to advance autonomous shipping. The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control. “Increased digitization, advanced technologies and new levels of connectivity are changing […]

  • 16 February 2011

      ABS President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of ABS following the classification society’s annual meeting in April 2011. Robert D. Somerville, currently Chairman and CEO of ABS, will relinquish the CEO responsibilities while remaining Chairman of both ABS and the ABS Group of Companies. […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    A set of guidelines are to be published following a three-month trial.

  • 1 February 2019

    American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) granted approval in principle to two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered designs from China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group. DSIC’s designs include a 208,000 dwt bulk carrier and a concept 260,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), according to a statement by ABS. Both designs incorporate a Type C LNG fuel tank […]