About us

American Register of Shipping Inc., known as (ARS) was established in 2006 in Belize City, Belize; its international technical office is based in USA and with authorized surveyor worldwide. As an independent, non-governmental, ship’s International Classification Society, dedicated to provide classification and statutory certification services to ships and other marine structures, with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment.

Service Quality
Concentrating on quality in all our services, we together with the strict formulation of the rules and regulations have reached the acceptance of A.R.S. by the shipping communities as a reputable classification society. Through our well qualified staff, A.R.S. provides effective services with the minimum expenses to various professional operations, ensuring the confirmation of all our services with the international rules and regulations.


The activities of (ARS) include the application of Rules & Regulations, Standards and Guidelines for the design, construction and operational maintenance of ships and marine related structures and the subsequent verification of these Standards. These activities encompass:

  • Classification services
  • Statutory Certification Services
  • ISM Code Certification
  • ISPS Code Certification
  • SSP Review/Approval
  • Engineering Services

Company Policy

The Company’s philosophy is to provide high quality, truly professional services matching the standards of the International Maritime Industry and to follow the concept of Total Quality Service. The company and its staff shall dedicate themselves to achieve very high standards of quality through out the range of services being offered by the company and understand their responsibility and commitment towards quality and total customer satisfaction.

(ARS) believes that maritime survey services should combine knowledge, expertise and concrete professional work whereby the Company would provide high quality services to the client through closely planned and implemented team work.

The objective of our policy is to deliver high-quality and cost effectiveness with flexibility tailored to suit the specific requirements of each individual client and always in accordance with National and International Rules and Regulations.

(ARS) commits itself in maintaining and promoting the clauses of the policy statement at all times.