A CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY'S ROLE IN A CHANGING MARINE INDUSTRY: THE ABS EXPERIENCE

The recent economic, technological, and regulatory changes that have occurred in the maritime industry and their influence on the traditional role of classification societies is examined. Because of its unique position in the maritime industry, and the need to preserve that position, classification societies such as the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have taken the necessary steps to adapt to these rapid changes. The particular responses undertaken by the ABS are highlighted in detail to show how it is increasingly serving the needs of the maritime industry. In preparation for the future, ABS has already identified emerging trends, project activities, and areas calling for timely and appropriate action by the society. These plans and measures are meant to further secure its own position amid the changing climate of the industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Paper presented to Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, San Diego Section, October 7, 1989
  • Authors:
    • Liu, Dan
  • Publication Date: 1989

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM