• 2018 October 10 12:12

    International experts focus attention on tank containers with FRP shells

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS, the Register) was a participant to the international events where the issues related to containers were reviewed among others, RS says in a press release. In September 2018 the IMO Sub-Committee on containers and goods (CCC5) session and the annual International Tank Containers Organization (ITCO) Assembly were held.

    Traditionally, at the IMO Sub-Committee on containers and goods (CCC5) session a number of Maritime Administrations submitted their reports of incidents involving dangerous goods in packaged form. Based on reports, most frequently the accidents are caused by improper goods marking and inappropriate stowage/securing inside cargo transport units. The Sub-Committee urged all administrations that had not yet submitted their reports, to give the highest priority to the above activities, as that information ensured developing effective measures to reduce accident rates, and specifically by clarifying international requirements.

    Among other issues on containers, the Sub-Committee considered information provided by the Bureau of International Containers (BIC) to create and maintain the databases on containers and for Approved Continuous Examination Programme (ACEP).

    The specialists focused on the subject first voiced by Russian Federation (RF) delegation at MSC.98 in 2017. The speech was the point of reference for development of normative requirements relating to tank containers with fiber-reinforced (FRP) shells, the advantages of those being ever more uncontested.

    In particular, at the held session the importance of safety criteria was emphasised to be consistent with the applicable ones to tank containers with metal vessels. Approval of IMO type 4 tanks (road tank vehicles) was discussed regarding transportation by sea in compliance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). The Sub-Committee members were informed that a working group was currently functioning within the framework of the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNTDG) to prepare and introduce relevant additions to the Orange Book (Recommendations of UN Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods). According to the activity schedule, the international requirements for tank containers with fiber-reinforced (FRP) shells were expected to be developed for next two years, after that the recommendations will be included in the IMDG Code. The Sub-Committee members expressed complete support for the working group activities.

    The above subject was addressed at ITCO Assembly as well. The organization confirmed its willingness to participate in developing the normative requirements for tank containers with fiber-reinforced (FRP) shells.

    Among other things, the participants were offered information about the RF proposal to UNTDG as regards performing the strength calculations for tank container vessels. The issues were discussed regarding potential risks associated with misclassification of dangerous goods, corrosion impact on the technical condition of transport equipment, problematic classification of equipment to the requirements of IMDG Code and European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), etc.

    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 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility
07:20 Van Oord awarded offshore contract for the West White Rose Project

2018 October 18

18:03 VSDV opens new crossdock location in the port of Amsterdam
17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares