• 2017 September 4 14:48

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping to hold series of seminars at NEVA 2017

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will be a participant to the XIV International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Shipbuilding, Navigation, Ports, Ocean and Shelf - NEVA 2017, where a series of seminars and presentations relating to new trends of the industry expansion and aspects of the RS customers most interest are scheduled to be held by RS.

    Thus, one of the topical issues in marine shipping now is entering into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), the provisions hereof, in particular, require to ensure ballast water discharge during the loading of ships in marine ports only via special water treatment systems. RS specialists will inform of the types and operating principles of ballast water treatment plants, explain the possibilities of addressing issues concerning ship conversion, as well as practical aspects relating to compliance with the requirements of a new BWM Convention. The range of the seminar issues will enable the shipowners to have better understanding of the current situation in marine transportation and effective planning of their ships’ further operation.

    Application of innovative materials in marine industry, in particular, polymeric composites, will also be one of the issues discussed at the RS seminars. At present, the specialists are more actively turned to the potential to apply such materials in shipbuilding due to their advantages as compared with shipbuilding steel − higher corrosion resistance and durability, reduced weight of structures and lower energy intensity during their manufacture. There are good prospects for them both in container production, in particular, tank containers for corrosive media transportation. The Register is striving to promptly respond to the current demands of the industry, actively carries out research and develops its normative base to ensure unimpeded application of such materials in the field of marine transport. These and a number of other issues will be covered at the seminar.

    Within the seminars related to the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), the RS specialists will inform of the procedure for survey of ships for compliance with the requirements of this IMO instrument, scope of necessary documents, as well as of the RS Guidelines that allow every shipowner to independently define a list of the applicable Polar Code requirements for the particular ship. Great attention will be paid to the correlation of the Polar Code provisions and the similar requirements of the RS Rules for ship construction, stability, machinery installations, fire protection, life-saving appliances and other aspects.

    Business program at the RS stand will be also focused on the RS human resources strategy implementation. Being dynamically developed, RS considers the personnel resource as the core asset; the Register welcomes every contact with the industry specialists and gives high priority to employing talented and ambitious young people. Exhibition participants seeking for the RS employment will be given a presentation on the existing and prospective opportunities for professional and career development in the organization.

    Moreover, the results of the RS research activity, Ship Condition Assessment Program (CAP), new distinguishing marks relating to the use of gas fuel on board the ships (GFS, GRS and LNG bunkering ship) introduced by RS to improve informative value of the RS class notation for the shipowners, freighters and shipping companies, etc. are among the issues that will be addressed at the seminars.

    On the last exhibition day, the RS stand will be the venue for the children’s programme presentation "We are Living in the Maritime Capital", developed by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping in cooperation with the Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) of Russian Academy of Sciences, an interactive large scale model museum "Petrovskaya Akvatoria" and St. Petersburg Maritime Resource Centre for marine students of secondary schools in St. Petersburg.
     
    Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS. The RS activity is aimed at enhancing high standards of maritime safety and minimising the negative impact of human activities on the environment through scientifically based risk assessment and risk management procedures.




2018 July 18

15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area
14:44 Baltic Ports Conference 2018 will focus on financing, economy and energy supply
14:23 Jan De Nul launches ultra-low emission vessel Diogo Cão in China
13:41 Severnaya Verf will lay down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 on July 20
13:16 Tidewater and GulfMark to combine to create global offshore leader
12:48 Containership MOL Truth earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'
12:19 15,000 TEU container ship “Afif” named in London Gateway
11:27 Huntington Ingalls begins post-delivery work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
11:17 Boskalis secures contract of total value of $65 million
10:53 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:29 ABS to class FSRU for Turkey’s oil and gas distributor
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.01% to $67.06
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,695 points

2018 July 16

18:31 APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
18:16 Diana Shipping announces signing and drawdown of a US$75M Term Loan Facility with BNP Paribas
17:55 Director Kopczynska addresses WMU students and faculty on maritime Europe
17:40 Great Lakes announces receipt of $70 million San Jacinto award
17:33 Bollinger Shipyards commits USCG icebreaker program to Florida
17:31 New vehicle terminal announced at the Port of Southampton
17:18 Hapag-Lloyd hikes rates for East Asia-Arabian Gulf trade
17:08 ING Bank signed a USD 80 million syndicated loan agreement with NIBULON
16:43 Minimum training standards for fishers under review
16:25 USCG rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
16:20 Port of Antwerp sets new records with best half year ever
15:56 Freeport of Riga showed good growth in the first half of 2018
15:32 Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
15:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in Jan-June’18
15:03 Van Oord will acquire MPI Offshore
14:44 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,589 in RF spot market
14:35 Wärtsilä to assist Transocean with thruster maintenance optimisation and dry-docking cost reductions
14:25 Jan De Nul Group acquires part of MPI’s offshore business unit
14:11 Fednav accepts delivery of MV Federal Dee, its 60th owned vessel
13:46 Eastern Shipbuilding inks contract with Bisso Offshore for RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tug duo
13:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’s fleet is involved in a new international project
13:07 Court dismisses EUR 9 million claim against Armada Seismic Invest II AS