• 2016 December 28 13:02

    RS issues the first Polar Ship Certificate

    The first Polar Ship Certificate was issued by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The document was released by Murmansk Branch on 22 December, 2016 in the port of Murmansk to the tanker Shturman Albanov, owned by SCF Group, RS said in its press release.

    In connection with the Polar Code entering into force, the compliance with the requirements thereof is a precondition for ships operated in the Barents Sea, Cara Sea water area south of 60 S and in other seas included in the polar water. The Polar Ship Certificate confirms the ship's compliance with the Code requirements related the safe navigation - for instance, the of the ship's hull to withstand severe temperature and ice conditions, sufficiency of anti-ice arrangements, the ability of ship's navigation systems and communication systems to provide the ship with the required information at the high latitudes.

    Shturman Albanov is a lead ship of series of Arctic shuttle tankers (pr. 42K Arctic Shuttle Tanker) intended for delivery of crude oil from Yamal Peninsula (the Yamal- Nenets Autonomous District) to the port of Murmansk. The tanker's deadweight is about 42 000 t. This is the navigation first ever tanker featured to ensure the year-round hydrocarbon transportation from the Golf of Ob. Shturman Albanov is designed with regard to the characteristics of the Gulf of Ob offshore area, famous for a large number of shoals and relatively shallow depths in some areas of the ship routes - less than 10 meters deep - and ice-covered from October to July. The ship is capable of operating at temperatures down to -45°С, its draft allows for freely manoeuvring in the gulf. The propulsion plant with two Azipod-type azimuth thrusters of 22 MW aggregate rating intended to ensure high icebreaking capacity and good manoeuvrability of the tanker in overcoming ice packs and heavy ice floes.

    Shturman Albanov is constructed and operated under the RS technical supervision. RS class notation: KM (*) Arc7 AUT1-ICS OMBO LI CCO ECO-S BWM(Т) BLS-SPM Oil tanker (ESP) CSR.

    Konstantin Palnikov, RS Director General, noted: “In a technical sense, the tanker meets the highest requirements of safe navigation in the Arctic seas. Application of the RS rules allowed to comply with the Polar Code requirements as early as at the design stage due to the fact that our requirements correspond to the Polar Code provision in advance. Thus, the ships having Arc7 in their class notation correspond to the Category A of the Code in respect of compliance with the requirements to hull structure, machinery installation, intact stability and damage stability.

    Reference:
    Polar Code (International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters) is an IMO instrument, intended to boost safe navigation in polar areas. The Code shall enter into force on 1 January 2017 with transition period until 2018, which covers all issues related to designing and operation of ice class ships. Developed with the RS specialists’ direct involvement.

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is an internationally recognized classification society RS was established in 1913. Over 5000 ships in the RS class flying the flags of 47 countries. About 50 RS Branch Offices and Representative Offices in Russia and worldwide are recognized by Maritime Administrations in more than 71 flag states, including 16 EU states.

    The Register is a credentialed expert in technical supervision of ice class ships: 5000 ships classed with RS include over 3200 ice class ships, more than 300 of them are capable of being operated in the Arctic seas. The RS rules are being constantly developed and improved considering the up-to-date needs of the shipping industry.




2018 January 23

18:17 Ten new world class research institutes join the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program
18:02 492 vessels escorted by nuclear-powered icebreakers on NSR up 20% Y-o-Y
17:49 SMM 2018 is fully booked eight months to go before the event
17:31 Maersk Line joins NYSHEX as founding carrier member
17:27 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 11.9% to 5.9 mln t in 2017
17:04 NAVTOR strengthens the team with new Chief Technology Officer
16:46 Oil products, LPG shipments from Tamanneftegas terminal totaled 10.14 mln t in 2017, up 6% Y-o-Y
16:25 Szczecin-Świnoujście Port Complex handled nearly 25.5 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 5.4% Y-o-Y
16:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Dione with Ausca
15:34 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Gulf ports to North Europe and the Mediterranean
15:18 SDC Sub-Committee is focused on mooring matters
15:03 Environmental organizations and shipping industry call for carriage ban on non - compliant fuel
14:44 NIBULON’s fleet will be increased
14:23 President Varela from Panama visits the port of Rotterdam
14:03 RS joins the Association of Shipowners and Entrepreneurs of Marine Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
13:55 RF Representative Office of Port of Hamburg Marketing congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
13:42 Incentive scheme for ‘Clean inland shipping and sustainable logistics in Rotterdam’
13:27 EBRD allocates USD 50 mln loan to NIBULON
13:03 Six vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 22-23
12:38 Bunker prices at the Far East ports of Russia show no significant changes (graph)
12:33 Aker Solutions wins subsea orders for Troll and Askeladd projects
12:16 Rosmorport appoints Evgeniy Pankratov as Acting Director of its Sakhalin Branch (photo)
11:49 CNIIMF congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
11:24 Vyborg Shipyard to deliver IBSV01 icebreakers Andrey Vilkitsky and Aleksandr Sannikov in 2018
11:01 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 tops customer choice for large-flow ballast water treatment systems
10:40 Brent Crude futures price up 0.48% to $69.36, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $63.94
10:22 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,129 points
10:08 Damen delivers five new harbour tugs to to Empresa de Navegación Caribe, Cuba
09:36 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2017 grew by 18% to 13.84 mln t
09:17 Throughput of port Vyborg up 12% to 1.54 mln t in 2017

2018 January 22

18:10 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 17.55 mln t in 2017
17:53 Myanmar accedes to treaty covering bunker oil pollution damage
17:35 Hutchison Ports Thailand receives world’s largest quay cranes with advanced remote control technology at Laem Chabang Port
17:19 Port of Tallinn announces auction for equipment and structures of coal terminal in Muuga Harbor
17:05 ESPO supports more efficient but responsible management of waste from ships
16:50 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2017 down 11% Y-o-Y to 57.60 mln t
16:35 DP World and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (Niif) Partner to create platform for investments in ports, transportation and logistics sector
16:21 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted 269 vessels at seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Port of Rotterdam Authority puts hybrid vessel into operation
16:00 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 103.29 mln t in 2017
15:34 Maritime engineering firm Intermarine UK opens new facility at Portland Port, Dorset
15:08 Boskalis supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Gulf ports to North Europe and the Mediterranean
14:47 Damen signs contract with Canada’s Group Ocean for two Modular Multi Cats
14:26 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 53.64 mln t in 2017
13:59 Four vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 21-22
13:35 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 12,946 in RF spot market
13:12 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2017 was flat Y-o-Y at 3.1 mln t
12:47 Kalinka Shipping congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
12:24 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,125 points
12:00 “K” Line announces delivery of 14000-TEU containership “MILANO BRIDGE”
11:36 Okskaya shipyard lays down the fourth oil barge of Project ROB20 for Paula Rise (photo)
11:13 Cargo traffic on Russia’s IWW in 2017 up 0.5% Y-o-Y to 118.6 mln t (photo)
11:00 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ Series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.29% to $68.81, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $63.45
10:11 Suez Canal revenues up with a rate of 250 million dollars
10:02 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 4.8% to 20.75 mln TEUs in 2017
09:40 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2017 up 4.1% Y-o-Y to 50.64 mln t (table)
09:19 Port of Singapore January-December volumes grow 5.5% to 626.17 million tonnes

2018 January 21

10:34 Piraeus Port Authority SA obtains Certificate for the Managing Adequacy System