ABS Wins ‘Best Classification Society’ Award at ShipTek 2013 At the 6th Annual International Maritime Awards, ABS received Marine BizTV’s Best Classification Society award following the ShipTek 2013 conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), May 14-15.
The award marks the third consecutive time the organization has received the designation of leading classification society in the UAE. ABS won recognition in 2010, 2011 and 2013 (the event was not held in 2012). Bureau Veritas, ClassNK and Registro Italiano Navale also were nominated for the award.
“ABS maintains a strong presence in this significant shipping and offshore hub,” ABS Vice President, Middle East Region, Joseph Brincat said. “This award is an acknowledgement of the outstanding contributions by a classification society to the marine industry in the Middle East and reflects the hard work and dedication of our surveyors, engineers and supporting staff who contribute to regulatory and technology developments in the region.”
ABS continues to enhance its technical offerings in the UAE as well as class services that promote the highest safety and quality standards in the Middle East marine sector, Brincat added.
“Our standards of excellence in the Middle East and our international contributions toward the development of a more efficient marine and offshore industry distinguish ABS as a leader in class services for this crucial energy market,” ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki said. “We are honored to serve as the region’s top classification society.”
With a 150-year tradition of safety, ABS continues to be a leading global classification society, executing its mission to promote the security of life, property and the marine environment through development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.