• 2016 January 25 12:09

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping authorised to survey ships for compliance with Polar Code

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has been authorised by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation to carry out surveys of ships flying the flag of the Russian Federation for compliance with the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code).

    Upon authorization of the Maritime Administration of the Russian Federation, RS will carry out surveys for compliance with the Polar Code of passenger and cargo ships as well as offshore installations registered in the Russian National Shipping Register, bareboat-charter register, Russian International Shipping Register or the register of ships under construction. The RS authorisation will cover approval of documentation, performance of the prescribed surveys and issue of a Polar Ship Certificate.

    From 1 January 2017, the Polar Code requirements will apply to new ships constructed on or after this date. The ships constructed prior to this date shall comply with the Polar Code not later the date of the first renewal (special) or intermediate survey after 1 January 2018. From the above dates, the ships shall comply with the Polar Code requirements on safe navigation (structure, machinery, equipment) and environmental protection (absolute prohibition for discharge of oil and oily waters, noxious liquid substances, operational restrictions for sewage and garbage discharge, etc.).

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is an internationally recognized classification society. RS was established in 1913. Since 1969 RS has been a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). RS is recognized by maritime administrations of 70 flag states, including 16 EC member states, that allow to carry out surveys of ships for compliance with the requirements of international codes and conventions and issue the appropriate documents.

    RS is a world leader in classification of items intended for operation in the severe ice conditions. Over 3000 ice ships are classed by RS. Development of the RS rules is based on the long-term experience of ice ship operation, engineering innovations and compliance with all the applicable national and international requirements.

    The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) has been adopted by the UNO International Maritime Organization. It enters into force on 1 January 2017. Upon the Polar Code entry into force, the shipowner shall be required to evaluate the ship's ability to perform voyages in polar waters and receive all the necessary documents from the flag administration or its recognized organization.

    Polar Code will not apply to the non-SOLAS ships and ships engaged only in internal voyages, as well as to the warships and ships intended for state non-commercial purposes. In the Arctic the Polar Code covers the area east of Cap Kanin Nos to Bering Strait and in Bering Sea north of latitude 60°N. In the Antarctic, the Polar Code covers the area south of latitude 60°S.




2018 January 20

10:28 Sanmar's tug arrives in Naples to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani
09:55 World’s second largest ship registry prepares for continued success in 2018
07:43 Golden Ocean announces issuance of new shares in connection with delivery of vessel
06:41 Cheniere and Trafigura sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

2018 January 19

18:20 Name giving ceremony held in Novorossiysk for three Damen tugboats of Delo Service Company (photo)
18:06 British Ports Association responds to UK Government announcement on extra funding for border security in the Channel
17:56 ABP South Wales Ports see strong growth in 2017
17:33 Taganrog Commercial Seaport plans allocation of $4.2 mln for implementation of its 2018 development programme
17:06 BPO lunch debate in European Parliament
16:50 Nevsky Shipyard congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:32 LSC Shipmanagement increases its fleet with bitumen tanker
16:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undertakes measures to prevent environmental pollution
16:04 Rolls-Royce supplies MTU engines to equipment manufacturer Terex Cranes for two new Demag models
15:34 Northwest Seaport Alliance international container volumes up 4 percent in 2017
15:03 MSC adds new RO-RO service from NWC to West Africa
14:55 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reviewes the Rules and Guidelines
14:33 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
14:17 Jan De Nul supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:03 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Asia to West Coast of Central and South America, Mexico, Panama and Caribbean
13:32 Gulf Navigation adds “Gulf Mishref” and “Gulf Mirdif” to its fleet
13:16 CMA CGM announces THC in Kaliningrad, Russia
12:51 Second Vroon W2W vessel completes modifications and outfitting at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
12:45 Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row
12:14 NIBULON starts the second stage of the Southern Buh river dredging
11:51 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:28 Nine vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 18-19
11:03 Freeport of Riga Authority set to enter new markets in 2018
10:40 Russian seaports of the Azov Sea handled 87.8 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 24.7% Y-o-Y
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 1.01% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.22% to $63.17
09:56 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Royal IHC supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its Sponsor
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,139 points

2018 January 18

18:01 ABP South Wales ports see strong growth in 2017
17:39 Russian Union of Water Transport Workers congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:24 Fincantieri signs cooperation protocol with the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the trade unions
16:02 MABUX: Bunker prices wait for the new market catalysts
15:33 Port of Marseille Fos and HAROPA launch new rail shuttle
15:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa and from Asia to the Mediterranean
14:32 Unifeeder adds Vlissingen to its service
14:19 Three vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 17-18
14:02 Ocean Network Express receives all necessary merger approvals
13:50 RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II terminal received 10.06 mln t of export oil products in 2017
13:32 Part-load optimisation delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines
13:28 Van Oord supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
13:12 Rolls-Royce announces strategic review of Commercial Marine operation
12:50 Kerch ferry line carried 5.71 mln passengers in 2017, down 4% Y-o-Y
12:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Japan Express Service to Singapore Malaysia
12:08 Port of Amsterdam receives LME certification
11:59 Vroon awarded multi-year charter for two PX-121 platform-supply vessels
11:36 Chevron Shipping awards global oil and LNG contract to GAC
11:05 German LNG Terminal launches Open Season
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.14% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.34% to $64.19
10:04 FSUE Morsviazsputnik congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
09:42 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 43.17 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 7.5% Y-o-Y
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,164 points

2018 January 17

18:00 Federal Agency for Water Resources supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress
17:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
16:48 Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure visited World Maritime University
16:34 DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage
16:03 JAXPORT hires new Container Accounts Director