Who we are:


We are a company specializing in the inspection of portable tanks (to use US-based terminology) or tank containers (to use European terminology). We were incorporated in 2000 after Aris Antoniou left the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and started the company. The company performs statutory inspections (commonly known as 2.5 and 5-yr inspections) and non-statutory inspections (such as on-hire surveys, off-hire surveys (also known as off-hire estimate verification), in-service estimate verification, condition or damage surreys and cleanliness surveys.

Statutory surveys require approval of a governmental agency (or Competent Authority to use terminology from the IMDG Code). We are a Designated Approval Agency so designated by the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US Dept. of Transportation. However, for full international acceptance, we conduct statutory surveys under the umbrella of a major Classification Society. From 2000, we operated under Lloyds Register(LR) for 6 years. From 2007, we operated under Germanisher Lloyd (GL) for 9 years including the last 2 years under DNV GL (after GL merged with DNV in 2012). Since January 1st, 2017, we have been operating under ABS.