• 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 October 17

18:03 PGNiG and Venture Global LNG announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements for 2 million tonnes per year
17:46 The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China
17:22 Port Manatee enjoys record fiscal year with diverse growth
17:00 North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel
16:55 33 LNG carriers and 8 gas condensate carriers with export cargo left port Sabetta in April-June 2018
16:24 Baku International Sea Trade Port launches two new tugboats
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama trade
15:46 New BIMCO & IBIA Bunkering Guide available
15:23 NOVATEK and Fluxys plan to build an LNG terminal in Rostock
15:02 NYK develops original software that diagnoses combustion chamber problems
14:40 RF Government allocates RUB 8.4 billion for the Far East development
14:21 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreements
14:03 CMA CGM implements Empty Repositioning Surcharge for exports from all Turkish ports
13:32 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation Borssele I & II
13:21 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 9M’18 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 95.9 million tonnes
13:04 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Asia-Africa trade
12:30 GTT and Dongsung Finetec sign a Memorandum of Understanding
12:02 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and partners sign MoU for 3D printing facility and applications in maritime sector
11:53 Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations
11:27 Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
10:50 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $81.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.06% to $71.88
10:42 CMA CGM to introduce new BAF on Europe-Africa trade
10:37 Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre fishery research vessel to Angolan government
10:27 Maritime Arctic Competence Center opens in Saint-Petersburg
09:42 KN invests in environmental protection measures
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,578 points

2018 October 16

18:33 Maersk Line announces new FAK rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
18:03 ABS holds two seminars at the 58th Genoa International Boat Show
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 9M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 10.65 million tonnes
17:36 Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world
17:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge on Asia and India to Africa trades
16:56 Wärtsilä launches Acceleration Centre in Singapore and partners with MPA and PSA Marine to develop IntelliTug
16:40 Throughput of port Vyborg in 9M’18 up 22% Y-o-Y to 1.33 million tonnes
16:21 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 39.80 million tonnes
16:03 Höegh LNG announces amendment of the Höegh Gallant time charter
15:44 LUKOIL starts construction of facilities at Rakushechnoye field
15:22 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 9M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 13.69 million tonnes
15:03 Avatar Logistics initiates cooperation with Sand & Grus AB Jehander and buys the vessel MS Jehander
14:41 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 9M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 72.38 million tonnes
14:20 CMA CGM announces GRR from Far East to West Africa
14:03 Lithuanian Railways, Metrans and the Port of Hamburg strengthen relations
13:52 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 44.22 million tonnes in 9M’18
13:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces update on scrubbers
12:39 Project 22800 small missile ship Burya to be floated out on 23 October
12:13 Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration
11:55 The Port of Riga outlines a vision for future development of Spilve Meadows
11:31 Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
11:14 Jan De Nul will dredge access channel to Guayaquil Port
11:11 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet detachment completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
10:59 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam celebrates 70 years and bids farewell to director Frits van Dongen
10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
10:28 WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,584 points

2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'