news | 2022-02-21

ABS to verify according to Clean Shipping Index

ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) is now accredited by the Clean Shipping Index and can provide verification of a ships’ environmental performance data according to Clean Shipping Index guidelines and verification procedures.

–Assisting the maritime industry in achieving lower emissions and environmental excellence remains a focal point at ABS. Joining the Clean Shipping Index as a verifier further underlines our commitment to supporting the industry’s sustainability ambitions, said Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Director of Sustainability Strategy.

–The importance and leverage of Clean Shipping Index is increasing, and we are happy to welcome ABS onboard as verifier of Clean Shipping Index, says Sara Sköld, project manager of Clean Shipping Index and expert at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

About Clean Shipping Index

Clean Shipping Index is an independent and holistic labelling system of vessels' environmental performance; a practical tool for differentiating port- and fairway fees or choosing more sustainable shipping alternatives. CSI provides key players on the maritime supply chain with the information they need to make environmentally responsible decisions. Vessels are registered by the carrier in the database through filling out the questionnaire ("self-assessment") which is free of charge. After the vessels have received a CSI Class, vessels need to be verified by third party to access benefits such as reduced fairway dues in Sweden or reduced port fees in different countries.

About American Bureau of Shipping

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance, and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

Communication contacts

Sara Sköld, project manager Clean Shipping Index +46 725 29 54 61

Gareth Lewis, ABS Director of External Relations, +44 (0)7824 374395

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Last updated: 2022-02-21
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