• 2018 April 12 18:27

    RS will participate in TransRussia-2018

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS, Register) will participate in TransRussia-2018, the exhibition for transport and logistics services and technologies. The exhibition will take place on 17-19 April, 2018 at Crocus Expo, the International Exhibition Center, Moscow.

    The up-to-date projects with the RS participation will be presented at the company stand. The RS specialists will advise on every aspect of technical supervision during design, manufacture and service of various type containers, as well as materials and products applicable during manufacture of containers .

    Within the period from 2016 to 2018, 37 designs of tank containers, 16 designs of general purpose containers, 15 designs of offshore containers, 25 designs of container modules have been reviewed and approved under the RS technical supervision; 30029 general purpose containers, 1663 tank containers, 6454 other types of containers including offshore ones handled at seas have been designed and manufactured. Expert conclusions for the carriage of dangerous cargoes for 14800 tank containers have been issued. Based on the survey results for compliance with the SOLAS Convention requirements for verification of the gross mass of containers to be loaded on board the ships, over 450 firms were recognized by RS, including the main container terminals in Saint-Petersburg, Novorossyisk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Murmansk are among them.

    In connection with the growth of tank container fleet for the carriage of dangerous goods, in 2017 the Guidelines for determination of tank container technical condition has been developed by RS. For the first time, this advisory document based on the procedures of the ITCO – International Tank Containers Organization has summarised the international and national experience of using such transport equipment and evaluating its technical condition.

    Within a correspondent group of the UN Sub-Committee of experts on the transportation of dangerous goods, the RS specialists are involved in the forming the uniform requirements to tank containers with vessels of composite materials that enabling to use such equipment in multimodal handling.

    As a member of the national Technical Committee GOST R TC-246 “Containers”, RS actively participates in creating and updating the national and international container standards. The amendments to the ISO standards 1496-2 and ISO 1496-3 are at the closing stage at the moment (apply to reefer containers and tank containers) to be re-published in the nearest future.

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) performs its activity at the container transportation market since 1973 when the USSR joined the International Convention for Safe Containers and the container-related Customs Convention. At the territory of the post-Soviet space RS represents the Bureau International des Containers. RS is a full-member of the International Tank Container Organization. Participates in developing the container norm base within the “Containers” Technical Committee of GOST R. In the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) the RS is a member of the Russian delegation and represents the International Association of Classification Societies in the Technical Committee TC 104 “Containers”.

    RS performs technical supervision of containers for general and bulk cargo, chemical products, liquefied gases, helium, nuclear wastes, explosive materials, as well as offshore containers used for delivery of goods to oil-and-gas producing platforms.

    Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS. The RS activity is aimed at enhancing high standards of maritime safety and minimising the negative impact of human activities on the environment through scientifically based risk assessment and risk management procedures. 




2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter
17:05 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract and a new time charter contract with Cargill
16:39 Admiralteiskie Verfi and Roshydromet sign contract for designing and construction of North Pole ice-resistant platform (photo, graphics)
16:05 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada to Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent
15:15 MEYER WERFT announces delivery of cruise ship Norwegian Bliss
14:33 Maersk delivers new block train solution on Standard Gauge Railway
14:11 Global bunker market: the state of volatility remains, expert says
14:03 Samskip starts new service from Poland, Lithuania and Norway
13:20 Bibby Offshore becomes the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea
13:17 Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
13:11 Draft rules for collection of port investment due is available for public discussion (document)
12:52 Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking
12:08 6th Forum of Intermodal Transport FRACHT 2018 held in Gdańsk on 11-12 April
11:13 Port of Rotterdam: growth in container throughput continues in first quarter
10:49 Port of Riga introduces new cargo handling technologies
10:15 Experts forecast Russia's LNG exports to make 33 to 62 million tonnes by 2030
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.6% to $73.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.55% to $68.85
09:34 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,124 points
09:24 APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
09:17 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)

2018 April 18

18:26 Engine room fire on board Finlandia Seaways quickly under control
18:05 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles offer seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality
17:47 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application
17:25 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
16:55 Royal IHC announces successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China
16:16 RZD Logistics and Fenix will develop transit cargo transportation via port Bronka (photo)
16:05 Jumbo names new offshore vessel Stella Synergy
15:28 Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines' flexible LNG-powered service network
15:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:02 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard tested mooring facilities of Akademik Lomonosov FPU (photo)
14:59 Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes swell 14 percent in March 2018
13:37 Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
13:08 Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga purchased Liebherr crane as part of Yug-2 terminal modernization (photo)
12:35 Crowley completes acquisition of three SeaRiver tankers
11:47 Major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov practise search for submarine in Barents Sea
11:19 USC: Import substitution and localization in shipbuilding is hindered by undeveloped service offer
10:50 Russia and Japan ink MoC on mutual recognition of seafarers’ diplomas (photo)
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.54% to $71.97, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $66.86
10:09 FLEX LNG LTD signs one year time-charter with Enel
09:48 CMA CGM welcomes IMO's decision to reduce by 50% the industry’s CO2 emissions in 2050
09:33 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,052 points

2018 April 17

18:06 Management of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company met with seafarers of the Company’s Offshore Fleet
17:57 RF Navy's major landing ship Minsk visits Lisbon port
17:35 For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard
17:05 MAN Diesel & Turbo wins major container vessel order
16:35 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for Italian multi-purpose terminal
16:30 Port of Antwerp freight volume up 7.1% to 58,328,678 tonnes in Q1 2018
16:20 Reconstruction and modernization of Yug-2 terminal at the port of Ust-Luga to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020
16:05 The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form
15:24 Rolls-Royce to supply innovative autocrossing system and propellers to 13 new ferries
15:05 DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
14:13 Inland container shipping sector consultations facilitated by Port of Rotterdam Authority yield tangible results
13:20 The Panama Canal “adrift” due to safety concerns
12:58 Authorities and researchers to seek solutions to Arctic navigation
12:15 PowerCell’s fuel cell technology will make vessels emission-free
12:02 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:44 Wan Hai Lines to launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia service
11:31 HII awarded contract for DDG 51-Class follow yard services