International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS),

Definition of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS):

  1. A collective of 12 classification societies, headquartered in London, England, that develop and maintain standards for shipping vessel safety and environmental protection. The body provides technical support and guidance with international regulatory authorities, and it conducts audits of members vessels. Shippers that are certified by the IACS must adhere to its requirements to maintain membership.

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