• 2017 April 10 17:24

    RS will participate in TransRussia-2017

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) says it will participate in 22nd International Exhibition for Transport and Logistics Services and Technologies to be held 18 - 20 April 2017 in Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Moscow.

    The range of services intended for the container industry enterprises and organizations and being developed by RS for already 40 years will be presented at the RS stand. Development of regulatory and technical requirements addressing the improvement of container transportation safety and taking into consideration the industry needs; RS participation in the applied research, elaboration of innovative container types and implementation of advanced technologies in their manufacture; RS participation in the international and national organizations effecting the containerization-related policy are among the items to be covered.

    At present, RS has introduced in its rules the requirements for tank containers with fiber-reinforced (FRP) shells related to design, service and repair of this transport equipment. In future, the participation of all the interested parties will be required for generating the uniform international requirements to materials, structure, manufacture and testing of tank containers with FRP shells. Introducing of the above requirements in the international documents (in particular, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) withdraws a restriction existing now for such transport equipment during the multimodal handling and will apply it for the for the international transportation by every type of transport including sea transport.

    The Russian tank container with FRP shell for transportation of deleterious substances (hydrochloric acid, orthophosphoric acid and caustic-soda solution) has been designed and put into operational testing with the RS participation. The first Russian hi-tech tank containers for the carriage of liquid helium and liquid hydrogen; cryogenic containers for the carriage by various kinds of transport, storage of liquefied natural gas and application as a filling tank are among the current projects with the RS participation.

    Advice on various aspect of the RS technical supervision, including the survey of containers, materials and products manufactured both in Russia and abroad may be provided at the RS stand.

    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 container-related Customs Convention. At present, RS represents the Bureau International des Containers within the territory of the 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, represents the International Association of Classification Societies in the Technical Committee ISO/TC 104 Freight containers.

    TransRussia/TransLogistica is the largest business event of transport and logistics services and technologies in Russia, CIS and the Baltic States that annually unites over 500 specialized in transport and logistics services, transport equipment, rolling stock and vehicle technologies. Within the highly topical program the market participants present the most striking instances of up-to-date engineering solutions, announce new technologies.

2018 March 22

12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017
17:25 Nevsky Shipyard designed a unique test stand
16:58 Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy orders Konecranes ship-to-shore crane for its Helsinki terminal
16:40 SMM 2018: green shipping makes headway
16:01 Transit shipments of containers on Russian Railways' network increased by 40% in January-February 2018
15:36 Rotterdam, the Netherlands will host 21st Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 November, 2018
15:13 NWSA container volumes grow 6 percent in February 2018
14:50 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at International Shipping Summit in Istanbul
14:24 More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika being built by Baltiysky Zavod are ready for outfitting (photo)
14:12 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
13:35 Dredging works to be performed at seaport of Vladivostok
13:13 BP charters Safe Caledonia for West of Shetland
12:47 Traffic of passenger cars and buses through Crimea Bridge to be launched in May 2018 – RF Transport Ministry (photo)
12:01 Wan Hai Lines to launch new China to Vietnam service