• 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 April 20

18:15 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches yet another boom-laying boat (photo)
18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day
12:43 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
11:49 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 19-20
11:26 "Safety Day" held for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company management
11:02 Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg opens from April 20
10:38 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping discuss cooperation
10:13 Brent Crude futures price down 0.26% to $73.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.31% to $68.08
09:55 Marine Technics supplied a set of engines to refit gensets of vessels operating on the Yenisei river
09:34 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,201 points
08:07 Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association's strategy for the future
07:45 The Fjords takes delivery of groundbreaking zero emission vessel Future of The Fjords

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