ABS is the leading class society in the containership market, and the first to class LNG powered containerships. With over 1200 surveyors, 500 engineers, and 200 offices around the world, the ABS network is committed to helping containership owners and operators achieve success.
ABS provides support and solutions geared towards containerships, from fire-fighting and lashing to decarbonization and sustainable solutions.
ABS engineers and surveyors work closely with an owner’s technical staff and their selected shipyard to select the most suitable class notations, provide technical support and guidance for compliance with ABS Rules as well as applicable regulations.
Providing guidance and solutions to overcome any sustainability challenge, from preparing for Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) or Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) to exploring alternative fuel pathways and innovative energy efficiency technologies.
The ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Lashing Guide) addresses the complexities of safely securing containers and helps users evaluate lashing at multiple tiers.
ABS has easy-to-use software designed for container vessels, including the Eagle Containership Software for checking compliance with the Rules for Building and Classing Marine Vessels and the ABS C-Lash® software to help users evaluate their lashing systems.
ABS offers optional notations to address fire safety and navigate risks based on the unique characteristics of fires on container vessels.
The RRDA program provides 24/7 support for ship-related emergencies such as grounding and collision by leveraging a team of ABS engineers, naval architects and master mariners.