In 1829, the company was renamed Bureau Veritas, adopted the emblem of Truth as its official logo and published its first Register of some 10,000 ships. In 1833 the head office transferred from Antwerp to Paris, where a branch office was set up in 1830.
From its foundation in 1862, promoting maritime safety has been the core commitment of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Today, we strive to be the most efficient provider of marine and offshore classification services. We are achieving that goal through the innovative thinking, enthusiasm and professionalism of our staff.
At ABS, setting standards of excellence in marine and offshore classification is more than a motto - it is the way we conduct business.