• 2017 February 12 08:41

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping marks 10 years of the program for making competence in gas marine transportation

    Throughout 10 years, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has been persistently developing the competence in the area of marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). By the moment, the Register has obtained the prominent results in this high-tech sector: gas carriers of different types are classed by RS, the book of orders on ships for LNG transportation is completed till 2019, 60 RS specialists have undergone professional training in the area of gas marine transportation.

    The Rules for the Classification and Construction of Gas Carriers have been published by RS since 1985. Brisk growth of gas projects in early 2000 gave the impulse to the start of comprehensive program on developing this sector of marine transportation. At the end of January 2007, a first group of the RS surveyors received the certificates on completion of training for LNG carriers’ survey. The training program consisting of theoretical and practical modules combined the experience of supporting the construction projects for modern gas carriers of a world leader – American Bureau of Shipping and the unique RS competence in Arctic ships. In 2008 – 2010, nearly 20 RS surveyors undergone special training under the program jointly developed by the classification societies. In 2012 – 2014, two more groups of surveyors were trained by RS to meet the market demands.

    The availability of the normative and practical basis, as well as certified specialists enabled RS to take another step towards participation in large modern projects. In 2009, the Register gained valuable experience of cooperation with Gazprom Global LNG under the project on scheduled development of Shtokman field. In 2010, the first LNG gas carrier “Grand Aniva” was classed by RS.

    The RS strategic plans gained traction during the construction of the RS-classed gas carriers of Velikiy Novgorod type being in process since 2011 at the South Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding under order of Sovkomflot, the largest Russian shipping company. To support such projects, the Design & Newbuilding Support Centre has been established in Pusan (Republic of Korea) in 2012.

    In 2012, the RS rules for gas carriers were updated taking into account the contemporary trends and the RS experience. The program development covered also the technical supervision of sophisticated equipment for LNG ships. Thus, in the same year, RS participated in type tests of the up-to-date control system for dual-fuel slow speed diesel engines of MAN Diesel & Turbo.

    Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) holds a special place among the industry leaders RS started cooperating with. The agreement with this company was signed in 2012. Due to combination of knowledge and technologies of GTT famous for its engineering solutions in gas storage and transportation systems and competence of RS as a leading expert in the classification of ice class ships, a new trend in shipbuilding was established – design and construction of LNG carriers intended for operation at high latitudes.

    Today, a series of unrivalled LNG carriers of Arc7 ice class is being constructed under the RS survey. Another unique project is the first FSRU of Arc4 ice class.




2018 December 10

16:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’18 climbed by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 33.1 million tonnes
16:33 Konstantin Ponomarev appointed as head of RS Nuclear Ships Branch
16:10 Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches new online platform
15:58 MOL to participate in construction, ownership, operation of FSRU for Jawa 1 gas-fired IPP project in Indonesia
15:52 MOL LNG сarrier LNG Fukurokuju rescues castaway
15:26 Gasum consolidates its position as the leading Nordic LNG provider
14:58 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard adds a new high-capacity German crane to its cranes
14:25 BIMCO publishes two 2020 sulphur clauses
14:00 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,794 in RF spot market
13:09 EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of operations
12:44 Pertti Korhonen to chair Traffic Management Finland BoD
12:07 Incheon Port container traffic increases by 10.4% in October 2018
11:51 Beginning of icebreaker assistance period announced at Big Port St. Petersburg
11:30 Cargo traffic in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW in navigation season 2018 fell by 14.6% Y-o-Y to 36.662 million tonnes
11:07 Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS verification
10:48 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.89 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'18, up 13.8% Y-o-Y
10:24 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 11M’2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 14.89 million tonnes
10:07 Oman signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
09:45 Brent Crude futures price up 0.45% to $61.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.17% to $52.52
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,372 points
09:07 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
08:07 Torqeedo displays 2019’s new electric boating products at Salon Nautique International de Paris
07:34 chainPORT concludes its 4th Annual Meeting at the Port of Barcelona

2018 December 9

17:01 Jan De Nul starts beach protection project in Benin
16:06 MOL to participate in construction, ownership, operation of FSRU for Jawa 1 Gas-Fired IPP Project in Indonesia
14:40 Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic
13:38 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia-Middle East Gulf trade
11:39 MHI Vestas clinches largest MW turbine order for Scotland's Moray Firth

2018 December 8

17:15 Huntington Ingalls Industries names Herman Shelanski as new VP, Business Development at it's shipbuilding division
16:07 Gladding-Hearn built pilot boat delivered to Southwest Alaska Pilots Association
13:12 EGCSA blasts MPA's ban on open-loop scrubbers in Singapore
10:28 Torqeedo displays 2019’s new electric boating products at Salon Nautique International de Paris.

2018 December 7

18:01 Naming ceremony for Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov held at Guangzhou Shipyard International
17:38 Tellurian and Vitol sign MOU for 15-year LNG sale on JKM
17:14 Port of Tallinn rewards emission-reducing ships with a discount of up to 8% on tonnage fees
16:50 Vladimir Putin presents Captain Zybko with Distinguished Maritime Service Order
16:26 BSAP updates move forward at HELCOM key meeting
16:02 Orange Business Services keeps Arctic Shipping Company fleet connected along the Northern Sea Route
15:37 EU NAVFOR promotes maritime security dialogue in Somalia
14:59 Protection structures to be built at the port of Sochi
14:25 Northern Fleet's frigate Admiral Gorshkov takes part in training in the Barents Sea
14:08 ABS signs MOU with KOMERI to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel
13:08 Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet
12:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’18 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 2.9 million tonnes
11:57 Montreal, Canada to host 14th Arctic Shipping Summit on 13-14 March 2019
11:24 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 284,000 tonnes of fish in 11M’18, up 25.8% Y-o-Y
11:08 SEA Europe and ECSA pleased with EU’s actions on trade-distortive South Korean measures in shipping and shipbuilding
10:45 Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividends
10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.62% to $59.69, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.41% to $51.28
10:06 Barcelona City Council supports reducing pollution in the Mediterranean with a low emissions zone
09:42 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,339 points
09:03 Fincantieri launches new ship “Carnival Panorama” for Carnival Cruise Line
08:07 NYK concludes long-term charter agreement for two LNG carriers with Total
07:24 ‘Breakbulk carrousel’ gives breakbulk and heavy cargo companies space for further growth in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven

2018 December 6

18:05 ONE Thailand receives 2018 Best Container Liner Award from Thai National Shippers’ Council
17:54 IAPH LNG bunkering audit tool already used to license operations at Port of Rotterdam
17:35 IMO highlights key elements of the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships
17:17 2019 port tariff increases at North Sea Port stay below inflation level
17:05 Chinese group Lingang signs 5 MOU’s for the realisation of the Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park in Zeebrugge