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The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security of life, property and the natural environment primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. click here

DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels. click here

IACS (International Association of Classification Societies Ltd.)

Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. click here than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the ten Member Societies and one Associate of IACS. click here

NK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai)

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK or NK, is a ship classification society.
It is what is known under Japanese law as a public service foundation and in its Act of Endowment, its ultimate goal is expressed as: "to contribute to the development of maritime service for the protection of human life and property at sea". Environmental protection has also become an increasingly major concern. click here

BV (Bureau Veritas Group)

Since its foundation in 1828, the Bureau Veritas Group has consistently built recognized expertise, helping clients comply with standards and regulations relating to Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility. click here

LRS (Lloyd's Register Group)

Safety has been at the heart of our work since 1760 and we invest our time, money and resources to fulfil Lloyd’s Register’s mission: to protect life and property and advance transportation and engineering education and research. Through our impartial advice, broader knowledge, deeper experience and closer relationships we help ensure a safer world. click here


RINA S.p.A. è la società operativa del Registro Italiano Navale, ente fondato a Genova nel 1861. La data della sua creazione la pone fra le più antiche società di classificazione al mondo. Le principali aree di attività di RINA S.p.A. e delle società consociate sono la Classificazione di Navi, le attività di Certificazione e i Servizi avanzati all'industria. click here


GL serves a range of industries with a special focus on the maritime and energy sectors, combining its technology expertise and industry knowledge. click here

IRS (Indian Register of Shipping)

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) is an internationally recognised independent ship classification society, founded in India in 1975. Within a short span of 16 years, it has become an associate member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the major international body of classification societies. Admission in IACS is granted only to the best and signifies high standards, excellent reputation and professional competence. click here

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