• 2016 December 22 16:59

    Meeting of the Presidium of RS Scientific and Technical Council held in mid-December

    Meeting of the Presidium of Scientific and Technical Council (STC) of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was held on December, 15, RS says in a press release.

    The Scientific and Technical Council (STC) coordinates the RS research aimed at generation and implementation of high standards of safe navigation. The Council unites the RS specialists, leading scientists, representatives of scientific and design organizations, maritime educational institutions, shipping companies, shipyards, industrial enterprises, maritime administrations, ministries and departments. 14 specialised STC sections are constantly operated. Traditionally, in December the competent experts in marine industry take part in the meeting of the STC Presidium and sum up the results of the last year.

    With the active participation of the Scientific and Technical Council the following practical results of the Register activity were obtained in 2016:

    RS Rules were recognized to be in compliance with the Goal-Based Standards (GBS) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An unanimous decision on the above matter was delivered by 96th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. The Goal-Based Standards include a set of functional requirements for the ships throughout their service life - from designing to recycling. One of GBS key stages is conformity verification of the classification society rules against GBS functional requirements. An independent audit confirmed the RS ability to class modern oil tankers and bulk carriers, the contract for construction of which was concluded on 1 July, 2016 or after this date in full compliance with the provisions of the IMO Goal-Based Standards. Implementation of the Common Structural Rules for Tankers and Bulk Carriers, as well as development of applicable software were carried out in close cooperation with the STC members.

    A package of measures related to the provisions of the IMO Polar Code, entering into force in January, 2017, is realized in the domestic practice. As early as the stage of the document development, the attention of the STC was focused at the technical aspects of applying the Code requirements to the RS-classed ships. To provide the customers with the recommendations on preparing the Instructions on Polar Water Operation, as specified in the Polar Code, the relevant scientific study has been carried out on the RS request, and the results thereof were discussed at the meetings of the STC specialised sections.

    New distinguishing marks and descriptive notations were introduced in the RS class notation. New distinguishing marks allow to consider the operational peculiarities of a number of ships, the most popular at the market, specify the availability of specific arrangements and equipment on board the ships and, in total, raise the information value of the RS class notation for shipowners, shippers and insurance companies. Flexible changes in the RS normative base complying with the modern market of the classification services become possible due to cooperation with the customers, as well as within the frames of the Scientific and Technical Council activity: STC Presidium and sections consist not only of the leading scientists in the field of shipbuilding, but also the representatives of shipyards, design bureaus, shipping companies, i.e. the ultimate consumers of the RS services.

    Participation in improvement of the international normative base. The most critical amendment in the normative base of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) are submitted for discussions in the STC sections. Thus, the above create the possibility to consider the interests of domestic shipbuilders and domestic scientific school while developing the international requirements. Other international organizations performing development and implementation of normative documents for the maritime industry are engaged in the similar cooperation. IMO, International Shipping Chamber, International Organization for Standardization, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, etc.




2018 July 18

13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area
14:44 Baltic Ports Conference 2018 will focus on financing, economy and energy supply
14:23 Jan De Nul launches ultra-low emission vessel Diogo Cão in China
13:41 Severnaya Verf will lay down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 on July 20
13:16 Tidewater and GulfMark to combine to create global offshore leader
12:48 Containership MOL Truth earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'
12:19 15,000 TEU container ship “Afif” named in London Gateway
11:27 Huntington Ingalls begins post-delivery work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
11:17 Boskalis secures contract of total value of $65 million
10:53 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:29 ABS to class FSRU for Turkey’s oil and gas distributor
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.01% to $67.06
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,695 points

2018 July 16

18:31 APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
18:16 Diana Shipping announces signing and drawdown of a US$75M Term Loan Facility with BNP Paribas
17:55 Director Kopczynska addresses WMU students and faculty on maritime Europe
17:40 Great Lakes announces receipt of $70 million San Jacinto award
17:33 Bollinger Shipyards commits USCG icebreaker program to Florida
17:31 New vehicle terminal announced at the Port of Southampton
17:18 Hapag-Lloyd hikes rates for East Asia-Arabian Gulf trade
17:08 ING Bank signed a USD 80 million syndicated loan agreement with NIBULON
16:43 Minimum training standards for fishers under review
16:25 USCG rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
16:20 Port of Antwerp sets new records with best half year ever
15:56 Freeport of Riga showed good growth in the first half of 2018
15:32 Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
15:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in Jan-June’18
15:03 Van Oord will acquire MPI Offshore
14:44 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,589 in RF spot market
14:35 Wärtsilä to assist Transocean with thruster maintenance optimisation and dry-docking cost reductions
14:25 Jan De Nul Group acquires part of MPI’s offshore business unit
14:11 Fednav accepts delivery of MV Federal Dee, its 60th owned vessel
13:46 Eastern Shipbuilding inks contract with Bisso Offshore for RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tug duo
13:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’s fleet is involved in a new international project
13:07 Court dismisses EUR 9 million claim against Armada Seismic Invest II AS
13:06 Hong Kong will host ShipTek Ship Owning & Ship Management Conference & Awards on 30 August 2018
12:48 Marine Recruiting Agency takes on a project of training crane specialists in Estonia
12:23 SEACOR Holdings announced that it favors a business combination of Dorian LPG LTD. and BW LPG Limited
12:02 IMO head highlights key maritime issues during trip to China
11:25 Fincantieri contracted to build LNG-fueled pair for TUI Cruises