• 2017 March 28 19:03

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping holds the conference on containers and container transportation

    The conference “Containers and Container Transportation – Problems, Solutions and Perspectives” was held by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The representatives of 60 container industry organizations took part in the event held on 21 – 22 March, 2017.

    The achievements of Russian companies in the area of applied research, development of innovative container types and implementation of advanced technologies in their production were presented at the conference. For instance, first Russian high-tech tank containers for transportation of liquid helium and liquid hydrogen were designed by JSC NPO Geliymash. “Science and technological center ApATeCh-Dubna” carries out the work on designing High Cube reefer containers from fiber-resinforced plastic (FRP) for perishable goods that will be sufficiently cheaper than the foreign samples. Uralcryomash JSC develops cryogenic containers that will allow not only supply liquefied natural gas by different means of transport but also may be used as storage and refill reservoir. The projects are realized with the RS participating.

    According to Alexander Fetisov, Head of RS Container Department, the Register is ready to render further all-out support and consulting assistance to the industry enterprises. He informed that estimating the current situation the RS was the first classification society to introduce the requirements to tank containers with FRP shells to the RS normative documents related to technical supervision during the design, manufacture and service of this transportation equipment.

    In March, 2017 an initiative was sent by the Russian Federation to the International Maritime Organization in respect of introducing the requirements to tank containers with FRP shells in the international normative base (in particular, to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code). “The introducing of the requirements to tank containers with FRP shells in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code will allow to use such containers during the multimodal transportation without limitation, i.e. to apply them for the carriage by automobile, river and railway transport as well as in the international maritime transportation”, noted A. Fetisov.

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) performs its activity at the container transportation market since 1973 when the USSR joined the International Convention for Safe Containers and the Customs Convention. At present, RS represents the Bureau International des Containers within the territory of the post-Soviet space, is a full-member of the International Tank Container Organization (ITCO), participates in the development of the normative base on containers within the International Organization for Standardization and the “Containers” Technical Committee of GOST R.

    The container conference is held every second year. Traditionally, the leading organizations of container industry engaged in design, manufacture, testing, transportation, operation of containers are participating of this conference. Among them: Scientific centres – ApATeCh-Dubna scientific technological testing centre, CNIIMF, Promtransniiproject; criogenic equipment manufacturers – Geliymash, Uralcryomash; large Russian transport and logistical operators – TransContainer, Infotech-Baltika M, United Transport Company, as well as Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology, RZD, Operation Centre of Ground-based Space Infrastructure Items (TESNKI), etc.




2018 January 23

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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
10:31 CMA CGM increases Ocean Carrier ISPS Surcharge by USD 13 per container for all trades

2018 January 20

10:28 Sanmar's tug arrives in Naples to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani
09:55 World’s second largest ship registry prepares for continued success in 2018
07:43 Golden Ocean announces issuance of new shares in connection with delivery of vessel
06:41 Cheniere and Trafigura sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

2018 January 19

18:20 Name giving ceremony held in Novorossiysk for three Damen tugboats of Delo Service Company (photo)
18:06 British Ports Association responds to UK Government announcement on extra funding for border security in the Channel