Providing a Framework for LNG Bunkering
We conducted industry research and analysis that resulted in an update to the study "Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fueled Marine Vessels in North America," which was published by our parent organization, ABS.
Supporting Environmental Compliance
Our years of experience working with regulatory bodies and understanding their policies and procedures enable us to assist vessel owners with meeting the latest industry requirements.
Assessing the Condition of Your Shipping Assets
We can assist you with assessing the quality and suitability of a vessel for charter and maintaining efficient operation of aging vessels through our voluntary Condition Assessment Program.
Recognized Experience in the Marine Community
For any vessel type, operating area or construction location, ABS Group offers decades of expertise delivering safety, reliability and integrity services to marine asset owners and operators throughout the project life cycle—from concept through newbuild planning to decommissioning.
Recognized as an international authority in the maritime shipping community, ABS Group has one of the world's most experienced teams of marine industry consultants. Our reputation was built as a subsidiary of ABS, one of the world's leading classification societies contributing to maritime safety for more than 150 years.
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Improving Safety, Performance for Global Fleets
We combine a detailed understanding of marine technical operations with engineering and naval architecture to help ship owners and operators achieve quality performance within reasonable schedule and cost parameters. Our global team leverages technology and years of experience to help clients maximize their return on investment.
Our marine services include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, independent engineering review and analysis, construction monitoring, regulatory compliance guidance and third-party inspections.
Advancing LNG Bunkering Projects
ABS Group recently conducted industry research and analysis for the landmark ABS study for Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fueled Marine Vessels in North America.
Maintaining Compliance and Asset Integrity
We perform third-party inspections and surveys to verify compliance and help clients maintain asset integrity while adopting proactive maintenance strategies.
Assessing the Condition of Your Fleet
Our marine assessment services include structural surveys, strength and fatigue engineering analyses and extensive testing of machinery, equipment and cargo systems.
What We Do
Project Management and Marine Assessments
We assist owners in newbuild projects with concept and design development, engineering services and plan review as well as technical services. Our experienced appraisers are accredited members of the American Society of Appraisers and are supported by a team of marine engineers, naval architects, professional marine surveyors and industry technical experts.
For vessels being designed, our project managers use advanced technology, analysis and modeling to perform an independent review. Taking into account both construction and operational factors, we identify areas for improvement, define technical specifications, draft project requirements and provide guidance on preliminary budget estimates. Our engineers and project managers also advise clients throughout the shipbuilding process and oversee construction to help keep the project on schedule and within budget and technical specifications. We also verify design specifications, drawings and calculations against project requirements and regulatory standards.
Ship owners must protect the value of their marine assets while maintaining the safety and efficiency of their operations. Our survey and inspection services through our Condition Assessment Program can provide valuable condition details and verify compliance with technical specifications and applicable standards.
Safety, Risk and Compliance Services
We take a comprehensive approach to help you manage a spectrum of safety-related risks to minimize interruptions to operations. Our practical engineering and technology-based solutions follow applicable International Safety Management Code requirements and guidelines and assist in compliance with industry standards and regulations.
Our engineers help marine clients manage risk through prevention and mitigation strategies. We use tools such as HAZID and HAZOP as well as fleet and safety assessments to identify potential issues, develop risk scenarios and analyze consequences. When an incident does occur, we utilize industry best practices and advanced technologies to analyze the event and develop answers to limit the potential exposure as well as to prevent future similar events. Learn more about our risk management services.
During vessel operations, we offer services aimed at minimizing business interruption, mitigating adverse environmental impacts and reducing the ship owner's carbon footprint. Audits and manual preparation help clients achieve compliance with industry standards and international regulations.