• 2018 January 19 14:55

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reviewes the Rules and Guidelines

    In 2017, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS, Register) reviewed the Rules and Guidelines and introduced the enquired amendments considering current demands of the maritime industry to keep them updated, RS said in its press release.

    For convenience of using the normative documents the Register changes the structure and status of the Rules for Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships by making clear distinction as regards three processes – classification during design approval, certification of materials and products for ships and technical supervision during construction of ships at the shipyard.

    Thus, Part V "Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships" has been deleted from the Rules for Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships. Based on the survey procedure described therein, the Guidelines for Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships have been developed. The provisions thereof may apply taking into account the particulars and differences in ship construction processes specific for the country where the Register performs the survey as well as the particular shipyard. The Guidelines have been developed following Section 13 "Technical Supervision at the Shipyard during Construction of Ships", Part I "General Regulations for Technical Supervision" of the Rules for Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships. The documents will come into force on 1 July 2018 simultaneously with the Rules for Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships, 2018.

    Taking into account the current demands of the industry, new distinguishing marks and descriptive notations have been introduced to the RS Rules that allow considering operational particulars and indicate the availability of specific arrangements and equipment. Thus, a number of requirements have been introduced in the RS Rules due to development of technologies allowing using natural gas as a fuel on board the ships. For example, a group of distinguishing marks GRS (Gas Ready Ship) for ships prepared for conversion for the use of gas fuel. Apart from the distinguishing mark GRS, distinguishing marks specifying the ship's readiness for conversion: D – design of ship conversion is approved by the Register; H – necessary hull reinforcements have been provided in the areas of gas fuel storage tanks and other additional equipment installation; T – LNG tank has been installed on board the ship; P – gas fuel piping and other special systems are installed; E – gas fuel consumers installed on board the ship are dual fuel. Where the appropriate requirements are complied with, a number of distinguishing marks may be also assigned simultaneously in addition to the distinguishing mark GRS (e.g., GRS-D-H-T).

    The requirements for boiler plant monitoring system and the distinguishing mark BMS (Boiler Monitoring System) have been introduced in the RS Rules to indicate that the system installed on board allow not to carry out internal survey of steam boilers in the presence of the RS surveyor. Other new distinguishing marks have been also developed, e.g. COMF(C) – the ship complies with special requirements for indoor climate of the ship’s space, and descriptive notation Anchor Handling Vessel.
     
    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.




2019 January 18

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
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,055 points

2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec
18:06 Seaspan Corporation announces the closing of the second tranche of the $1 billion aggregate investment commitment by Fairfax
17:55 INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment
17:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 24.1 million tonnes
17:36 Rolf A. Sandvik resigns as CEO of The Fjords
17:06 Digging begins in construction of new Antarctic wharf
16:52 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2018 grew by 3.8% Y-o-Y to 816.5 million tonnes (detalization)
16:31 IMO’s polar communication and navigation equipment guidance to be finalized
16:14 COSCO Shipping Lines launches Ocean Alliance 2019 service products
16:10 Ice restrictions at Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg come into effect on January 25
16:05 Realogis publishes market report on the letting of logistics properties and industrial sites in the greater Hamburg area for 2018
15:46 Ice restrictions at Big Port of St. Petersburg come into effect on January 25
15:33 Verifavia Shipping cements leadership position for EU MRV and IMO DCS IT system certification
15:22 Throughput of Makhachkala Commercial Sea Port almost doubled in 2018 to 2.5 million tonnes
14:57 Houston, Texas will host the 3rd LNG USA Summit on 26-27 February 2019
14:31 Milan, Italy will host the 2nd Small-Scale LNG Summit on 12 February 2019