• 2015 January 27 12:19

    RS summurizes 2014 results

    The year 2014, the 101st year in the activities of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), an internationally recognised classification society, was a landmark year, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping says in its press release.

    The construction of the world's first Arctic LNG carrier began to RS class. The new 300-meter-long ship carrying liquefied natural gas in membrane tanks will be able to operate in ice of about two meters thick.

    There are over 150 vessels that are ordered or already under construction to the RS class with the total gross tonnage of about 2 million, of which: gas carriers – 11 units, icebreakers and specialised support vessels – 21 units, tankers – 27 units, tugs – 30 units, fixed offshore ice-resistant platforms – 7 units.

    To ensure transportation of oil from the Novy Port terminal (Gulf of Ob, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area), six 42,000 dwt tankers (ice class Arc7) will be built with the participation of the RS Design and Newbuilding Support Centre in Busan, South Korea. A total of 15 Arctic Yamal LNG carriers will be built to the RS class in 2016-2019.

    With the participation of RS, the construction of specialised icebreaking vessels and offshore platform supply vessels is under way, as well as of diesel-electric icebreakers of 16 MW and 25 MW power capacity. Within these projects, RS is actively working with the leading shipyards for the construction of higher ice classes ships in Finland and South Korea, as well as the Vyborg Shipyard and Baltic Shipyard, where a series of all-purpose new generation nuclear icebreakers with a power capacity of 60 MW and the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov are currently being built.

    The ice class vessels on the RS orderbook confirm that RS is keeping leadership in this high-tech segment.

    RS is actively developing the offshore oil and gas services. In the course of developing the V. Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea, carried out by the oil company Lukoil, RS is providing survey at all stages of the development – from reviewing documentation, certification of products and materials, including pipe products and offshore facilities equipment, to on-site installation and testing of offshore structures. The main feature of RS participation in the project is a comprehensive application of RS rules, covering all the field’s infrastructure, including drilling units, subsea pipeline systems and marine operations.

    As an independent expert, RS provides third-party services for the project of a fixed offshore oil terminal construction in the Gulf of Ob (Novoportovskoye field).

    The RS international status stipulates active cooperation with international organisations, the maritime administrations of dozens of states, and foreign classification societies. In 2014, new agreements with the maritime administrations of the Republic of South Africa and Israel were concluded, and the scope of authority delegated by the world's largest flags significantly expanded. RS is an organisation recognised by 70 flag states.

    In order to maintain a balanced system of modern requirements, RS conducts research and development, coordinated with the Scientific and Technical Council, and regularly updates the requirements of the rules.

    In 2015, a number of amendments are planned to one of the organisation’s basic documents, the Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships, introducing new, additional distinguishing marks and descriptive notations that meet today’s international requirements. For client convenience, the Finnish-Swedish ice classification standards will also be integrated into the Rules.

    As a result of the RS participation in the projects of LNG carriers construction, new equipment requirements for vessels of this type have been developed. The RS normative base was supplemented by new requirements for materials used in gas carriers’ cargo containment systems.

    Based on experience gained at foreign shipyards, the RS requirements will be improved for the organisation of survey during the construction of a ship and in the course of its trials. The requirements are part of the Rules for Technical Supervision During Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships.

    In addition, the regulations and guidelines on subsea pipelines will be revised, and new editions of the Rules for Oil and Gas Equipment and Subsea Production Systems will be prepared.

    Overall, RS aims to continue developing competencies in high-tech sectors, such as the ice class, and ships and offshore facilities for production and transportation of hydrocarbons.

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
14:26 USCG assisted capsized USFSP sail students in St. Petersburg, Florida
12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
11:21 IMCA to introduce CPD scheme for diving supervisors
10:51 L3Harris Technologies delivers new advanced autonomous vehicle capability to UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
10:32 Woodside invests in emerging technology for seismic data acquisition

2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials
17:06 Frontline extends expiry date of first option for two Trafigura Suezmax tankers
16:30 ABP to welcome Royal Navy’s HMS Grimsby into Port of Grimsby
16:25 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System chosen for retrofitting to four Korean vessels
16:05 Multi Modal Rail B.V. (MMR) launches rail service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim, France
15:48 ABP and WISTA UK host 'Women in Maritime' reception during LISW
15:09 Shearwater GeoServices awarded large South America survey
14:26 ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries
14:09 Start of the project “Dredging the Nieuwe Diep – Port of Den Helder”
13:45 First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier
13:20 Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth
12:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 8M’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 22.35 million tonnes
12:09 MOL starts demonstration test of vessel image recognition system using AI technology on Nippon Maru
11:28 RS introduces new requirements into Part I of Rules for Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships
11:09 Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone
10:42 In August, Klaipėda LNG Terminal regasified 1.4 times more gas than was consumed in the entire country
10:09 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit 663,992 TEUs in August 2019
10:04 Port Napier, NZ, places order for Damen ATD Tug 2412
09:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.28% to $60.21, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $54.96
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,331 points
09:10 Antwerp and Rotterdam Port Authorities ask new European Commission and Parliament to focus on the economic significance of ports
09:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 13

2019 September 12

18:12 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Aug’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 7.60 million tonnes
17:51 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Aug’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 810,300 tonnes
17:27 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Aug'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 12.75 million tonnes
16:50 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Aug’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 41.57 million tonnes
16:24 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:03 Administration and personnel of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg sign new Collective Agreement
15:45 SCF Group and NYK Line sign USD 176 million credit facility for eight years with three leading international banks
15:24 Towing and supplying vessel of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company put back into operation
14:46 FESCO new vessel started working on a regular sea line connecting Magadan and Primorski Krai
14:24 Equinor gets consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea
14:02 GTT supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its sponsor
13:43 Volvo Penta’s latest D6 propulsion package set new standards for high-speed vessels
13:23 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Dublin Eagle
13:11 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:50 UK Government backs cutting-edge tech to drive down shipping emissions
12:29 Super-efficient Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum navigation system
12:12 Port of Ust-Luga handled 69.96 million tonnes in 8M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
11:47 LNG production and shipment facility in Kaliningrad Region to be launched before the end of 2019
11:24 Throughput of Russian seaports in 8M'2019 grew by 2.9% to 556.3 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
10:55 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 8M'2019 climbed by 2% Y-o-Y to 40.17 million tonnes
10:09 GTT receives two new orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries
09:56 Dredging at the seaway canal of Kaliningrad estimated at 30 million cbm
09:38 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,366 points
09:17 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.76% to $61.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.93% to $56.27
09:09 The Gothenburg Port Authority holds early dialogue to prepare for fairway project
08:51 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 12