• 2017 May 30 13:06

    RS to participate in Nor-Shipping 2017

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will present the entire range of its services at Nor-Shipping 2017, the international exhibition of shipbuilding, ship repair and maritime transportation to be held on 30 May − 2 June in Oslo.

    To assist shipowners, the Register develops normative documents enabling to effectively prepare the ships for compliance with the requirements of new international legal instruments. The Guidelines on Application of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) entered into force on 1 January 2017 constitutes immediate interest for the RS customers. The document allows each shipowner to independently determine the list of the applicable Polar Code requirements for the particular ship, provides the detailed survey procedure for polar class ships, specifies the scope of necessary documents depending on the ship's category as well as evaluation of operational conditions. Moreover, the document contains the detailed correspondence of the Polar Code requirements to similar requirements of the RS Rules, distinguishing marks and descriptive notations in the class notation on various aspects − ship structure, stability, machinery installations, fire protection, life-saving appliances, safety of navigation, communication and pollution prevention measures.

    RS is developing its ice competence by actively carrying out scientific research that will form the basis of the requirements for assigning corrosion and wear allowance when determine the thickness of the outer shell plating of ice class ships depending on the selected protection methods (protective coatings, application of clad steel, electrochemical protection, etc.), as well as the requirements for coatings (application technology, evaluation of technical condition in operation, repair, etc.) Today, the normative documents of classification societies do not specify the ratio between the corrosion addition and wear allowance and the type and properties of the applicable outer shell protection.

    Due to the necessity of ensuring development and functioning of subsea piping system in the Russian sector of the North Caspian that unites site structures and facilities of V. Filanovsky, Yu. Korchagin and Rakushechnoe oil fields, the Register draws attention to development and updating the requirements for subsea pipelines. Effective and safe intersections of subsea piping routes of various purpose and electric cables as well as shore crossings of pipelines will become the subject of a new research. This will improve operational safety of subsea pipelines and the quality of the RS services on subsea pipelines classification.

    Repair of subsea pipelines, calculation procedure of short-circuit currents in ship electrical power systems as well as the requirements for repair of ship metal structures, machinery, arrangements and propellers using composite and polymeric materials are among the latest research issues.

    Composite materials also hold promise in container manufacture, in particular, for the manufacture of tank containers for aggressive media transportation (sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric and orthophosphoric acids). RS was the the first among the classification societies to develop and implement the requirements for tank containers with FRP shells to its Rules.

    Comprehensive normative base based on the fundamental scientific research enables the Register to participate in the leading projects on design and construction of the unique sophisticated ships in the world. A number of ships are being constructed under the RS survey, such as a series of the unique Arctic gas carriers of "Christoph de Margerie" type as well as a series of Arctic Shuttle Tankers of project 42K with the prototype ship "Shturman Albanov" honoured with the prestigious international industry award Marine Propulsion Awards 2017 in the nomination 2016 Ship of the Year Award.




2019 January 20

16:08 Subsea 7 acquires multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel
15:03 TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects
13:51 Major contract for JSS awarded to Montreal-based company
12:42 Huntington Ingalls Industries to acquire Fulcrum IT Services
10:47 Algoma provides update on status of fleet renewal

2019 January 19

16:19 Ocean Yield acquires Suezmax tanker Milos for $56.0 million
15:16 Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems
14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project
12:51 SGRE launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine
11:44 Algoma increases its interest in the ocean self-unloader Pool

2019 January 18

18:06 North Carolina Ports sets new record in 2018
17:47 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2018 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 3.2 million tonnes
17:25 Okskaya Sudoverf obtains patent for state-of-the-art pontoons
17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
16:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2018 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 53.48 million tonnes
16:23 GTT receives a new order from SHI to design the tanks of two LNG carriers on behalf of Gaslog
16:20 NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors
15:56 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2018 grew by 25% Y-o-Y to 1.93 million tonnes
15:33 Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China
15:21 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2018 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 49.8 million tonnes
15:03 Panama Direct service CMA CGM to resume weekly rotations
14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018