Having its backbone in the form of its headquarters in London, the International Association of Classification Societies, commonly abbreviated as the ICAS is an amalgamation of thirteen different marine classification societies.
ICAS was initially formed to provide safety to ships, however; today, the contribution this technical organization is providing to the maritime industry is marvelous. Technical support, research and development and compliance verification are some of the services provided by ICAS.
In addition to this, the member societies ICAS comprises of are responsible for designing the rules and regulations for the designs and construction of tonnage carried by over 90% of the world’s cargo. In all, the ICAS provides the member societies an accessible platform where they can put their heads together and conduct research that can prove to be helpful for the safety of maritime.