Classification services provider ABS has opened a new office in Beijing.
The firm opened its first office in China at Shanghai in 1993.
"Our Beijing office will be central to our operations as we seek to expand our presence and service offerings throughout China,” said Kwok Wai Lee, ABS’s vice president of operations in China, in a statement.
China has been an important growth market for ABS. “Through restructuring and transformation, the Chinese shipbuilding industry is upgrading to be able to quickly develop in the gas and offshore sectors,” the firm said.