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November 26, 2015 8:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of American Bureau Of Shipping Inc.

Company Overview

American Bureau of Shipping Inc. provides classification services to the marine, offshore, and gas industries worldwide. It offers customizable services that include design analysis, plan review, and approval for containerships, tankers, and bulk carriers; certification services for offshore oil and gas operations; offshore unit classification services for liquefied natural gas powered ships; fleet management software tools; asset performance solutions; specialized training programs; and approval services. The company also provides nautical systems provides software and services that focus on management of maintenance, workforce, and supply chain. In addition, it offers on-the-ground technic...

ABS Plaza

16855 Northchase Drive

Houston, TX 77060

United States

Founded in 1862





Key Executives for American Bureau Of Shipping Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Member of Advisory Council
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ABS Europe Division Chief Operating Officer and ABS Europe Division President
ABS Greater China Division President and ABS Greater China Division Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

American Bureau Of Shipping Inc. Key Developments

American Bureau of Shipping Inc. Wins $8 Million Federal Contract

The American Bureau of Shipping, Houston, was awarded an $8 million task order by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command for vessel classification services in accordance with federal law (46 U.S.C. 3316).

Kirby Selects ABS to Provide Classification and International Safety Management Certification for 11 Push Boats

ABS has been selected by Kirby Corporation to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push boats. Kirby will begin by bringing eight existing push boats and three new push boats into ABS class using the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intercoastal Waterways. The new vessels will be built at Sneed Shipyard in Houston.

ABS Wins Contract to Class the World's First Very Large Ethane Carrier

ABS has been chosen to class the world's first contracted series of very large ethane carriers (VLECs). The class contract for the ships, which will be built in Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for an Asian shipowner, represents another gas ship milestone for ABS. The contract is for six 87,000 m3 VLECs and available options. The ships will be built at SHI's main shipyard in Geoje, Korea. ABS, which currently has the share of the global orderbook for LNG vessels being built to its class, has built a large team of qualified gas surveyors at shipyards across Korea.

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