• 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.




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
17:56 ABP South Wales Ports see strong growth in 2017
17:33 Taganrog Commercial Seaport plans allocation of $4.2 mln for implementation of its 2018 development programme
17:06 BPO lunch debate in European Parliament
16:50 Nevsky Shipyard congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:32 LSC Shipmanagement increases its fleet with bitumen tanker
16:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undertakes measures to prevent environmental pollution
16:04 Rolls-Royce supplies MTU engines to equipment manufacturer Terex Cranes for two new Demag models
15:34 Northwest Seaport Alliance international container volumes up 4 percent in 2017
15:03 MSC adds new RO-RO service from NWC to West Africa
14:55 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reviewes the Rules and Guidelines
14:33 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
14:17 Jan De Nul supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:03 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Asia to West Coast of Central and South America, Mexico, Panama and Caribbean
13:32 Gulf Navigation adds “Gulf Mishref” and “Gulf Mirdif” to its fleet
13:16 CMA CGM announces THC in Kaliningrad, Russia
12:51 Second Vroon W2W vessel completes modifications and outfitting at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
12:45 Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row
12:14 NIBULON starts the second stage of the Southern Buh river dredging
11:51 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:28 Nine vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 18-19
11:03 Freeport of Riga Authority set to enter new markets in 2018
10:40 Russian seaports of the Azov Sea handled 87.8 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 24.7% Y-o-Y
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 1.01% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.22% to $63.17
09:56 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Royal IHC supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its Sponsor
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,139 points

2018 January 18

18:01 ABP South Wales ports see strong growth in 2017
17:39 Russian Union of Water Transport Workers congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:24 Fincantieri signs cooperation protocol with the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the trade unions
16:02 MABUX: Bunker prices wait for the new market catalysts
15:33 Port of Marseille Fos and HAROPA launch new rail shuttle
15:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa and from Asia to the Mediterranean
14:32 Unifeeder adds Vlissingen to its service
14:19 Three vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 17-18
14:02 Ocean Network Express receives all necessary merger approvals
13:50 RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II terminal received 10.06 mln t of export oil products in 2017
13:32 Part-load optimisation delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines
13:28 Van Oord supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
13:12 Rolls-Royce announces strategic review of Commercial Marine operation
12:50 Kerch ferry line carried 5.71 mln passengers in 2017, down 4% Y-o-Y
12:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Japan Express Service to Singapore Malaysia
12:08 Port of Amsterdam receives LME certification
11:59 Vroon awarded multi-year charter for two PX-121 platform-supply vessels
11:36 Chevron Shipping awards global oil and LNG contract to GAC
11:05 German LNG Terminal launches Open Season
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.14% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.34% to $64.19
10:04 FSUE Morsviazsputnik congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
09:42 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 43.17 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 7.5% Y-o-Y
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,164 points

2018 January 17

18:00 Federal Agency for Water Resources supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress
17:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
16:48 Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure visited World Maritime University
16:34 DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage
16:03 JAXPORT hires new Container Accounts Director