• 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 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)