• 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 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility
07:20 Van Oord awarded offshore contract for the West White Rose Project

2018 October 18

18:03 VSDV opens new crossdock location in the port of Amsterdam
17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares
13:02 Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411
12:52 Volumes transported by TransContainer’s flatcars and containers grew by 5.1% Y-o-Y to 1.38 million TEUs
12:43 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for M/V Astarte with Glencore