ABS is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Since 1862, it has been setting safety standards for the marine and offshore industries. ABS recognizes that the classification world is changing with more emphasis on complex structures, life cycle management, unified standards, safety equivalencies and environmental compliance. By combining its experience and industry-leading technology development, ABS is able to provide vessel owners and operators with solutions to environmental and operational challenges. From its world headquarters in Houston, Texas, ABS delivers services to clients through a network of more than 150 offices in 70 countries.