• 2018 April 12 18:27

    RS will participate in TransRussia-2018

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS, Register) will participate in TransRussia-2018, the exhibition for transport and logistics services and technologies. The exhibition will take place on 17-19 April, 2018 at Crocus Expo, the International Exhibition Center, Moscow.

    The up-to-date projects with the RS participation will be presented at the company stand. The RS specialists will advise on every aspect of technical supervision during design, manufacture and service of various type containers, as well as materials and products applicable during manufacture of containers .

    Within the period from 2016 to 2018, 37 designs of tank containers, 16 designs of general purpose containers, 15 designs of offshore containers, 25 designs of container modules have been reviewed and approved under the RS technical supervision; 30029 general purpose containers, 1663 tank containers, 6454 other types of containers including offshore ones handled at seas have been designed and manufactured. Expert conclusions for the carriage of dangerous cargoes for 14800 tank containers have been issued. Based on the survey results for compliance with the SOLAS Convention requirements for verification of the gross mass of containers to be loaded on board the ships, over 450 firms were recognized by RS, including the main container terminals in Saint-Petersburg, Novorossyisk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Murmansk are among them.

    In connection with the growth of tank container fleet for the carriage of dangerous goods, in 2017 the Guidelines for determination of tank container technical condition has been developed by RS. For the first time, this advisory document based on the procedures of the ITCO – International Tank Containers Organization has summarised the international and national experience of using such transport equipment and evaluating its technical condition.

    Within a correspondent group of the UN Sub-Committee of experts on the transportation of dangerous goods, the RS specialists are involved in the forming the uniform requirements to tank containers with vessels of composite materials that enabling to use such equipment in multimodal handling.

    As a member of the national Technical Committee GOST R TC-246 “Containers”, RS actively participates in creating and updating the national and international container standards. The amendments to the ISO standards 1496-2 and ISO 1496-3 are at the closing stage at the moment (apply to reefer containers and tank containers) to be re-published in the nearest future.

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) performs its activity at the container transportation market since 1973 when the USSR joined the International Convention for Safe Containers and the container-related Customs Convention. At the territory of the post-Soviet space RS represents the Bureau International des Containers. RS is a full-member of the International Tank Container Organization. Participates in developing the container norm base within the “Containers” Technical Committee of GOST R. In the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) the RS is a member of the Russian delegation and represents the International Association of Classification Societies in the Technical Committee TC 104 “Containers”.

    RS performs technical supervision of containers for general and bulk cargo, chemical products, liquefied gases, helium, nuclear wastes, explosive materials, as well as offshore containers used for delivery of goods to oil-and-gas producing platforms.

    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 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate
16:58 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2019 fell by 8.9% Y-o-Y to 4.12 million tonnes
16:29 II HES and Dredging Forum to address deep-water routes to Sabetta and Novoportovsky terminal
15:57 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2019 fell by 2.4% Y-o-Y to 51.93 million tonnes
15:32 Throughput of Russian seaports in Jan'2019 grew by 5.6% Y-o-Y to 67.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
15:05 Bank VTB acquired 50 percent minus one share in United Grain Company
15:04 NYK conducts crisis-response drill with ONE
14:56 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
14:03 WMU and Japan cooperate on advancing BBNJ discussions
13:37 New Freeport of Riga Development Programme provides for expanded port operations
13:14 MOL Chemical Tankers and Den Hartogh Logistics form strategic alliance
12:51 7 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 12-13