• 2020 January 17 12:20

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reports its key 2019 results

    In 2019, RS enhanced its activity in line with the mission, the modern level of the maritime industry and information technologies, international standards and customer feedback.

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) mission encompasses promotion of safe navigation, safety of life at sea, safe carriage of goods and environmental protection provision as well as the highest quality level of services. In 2019, RS enhanced its activity in line with the mission, the modern level of the maritime industry and information technologies, international standards and customer feedback.

    RS introduced new additional class notations and distinguishing marks and new requirements for hull structure of ice class vessels, including double-acting ships.

    With due account for the Rules application record, RS amended technical requirements for the design of fishing vessels.

    RS continued to develop Rules for oil and gas offshore units. Basing upon the hands-on experience gained during power cabling through the Caspian Sea RS added the requirements to cable manufacturing and testing for underwater use in supply, control and communication networks of fixed offshore platforms and mobile offshore drilling units.

    RS significantly enhanced the Rules and Guidelines for subsea pipelines complementing them with descriptive notations buried and concrete coating that embrace the major safe operation factors.

    After many years of consistent expansion of the LNG expertise, today RS possesses the full range of up-to-date requirements and class notations for Arctic LNG carriers, including propulsion, hull and cargo containments systems.

    RS has revamped the marine equipment approval and certification scheme, developed and introduced requirements for production processes and OEM manufacturing.

    In line with best global practices, RS provides a range of remote actions for ships in service, giving an advantage of continuous navigation.

    RS took steps to develop a new edition of the requirements for the scope of ship equipment survey, hull condition assessment and residual thickness measurement procedures, to be published in 2020.

    The R&D planned for the 2020 targets on the IT developments as well as on the update of the Rules.

    Since 2019, RS has an automated process of plan approval for newbuilds. The Ship Design module is accessible for clients to track the plan approval process online.

    In 2020, the development of Odyssey software for hull calculations under the RS requirements for ship’s structural and operational features will be continued. The capabilities of Odyssey will include ice strengthening, FEM and fatigue strength calculations. Odyssey will be accessible for ship designers, thus laying the ground for the reduction of hull structure calculations approval terms.

    RS is willing to collaborate with the industry. In 2019, the head office and largest branch offices in Russia hosted a series of seminars and conferences for customers. The events covered the survey of marine units in operation as well as the recent Rules updates.

    “RS expertise is to contribute to the development of the maritime industry, enabling designers, shipbuilders and shipowners to minimize risks and increase their operation efficiency as well as to build up confidence and trust”, – said RS Director General Konstantin Palnikov.

2020 February 18

13:24 DP World to delist from Nasdaq Dubai
12:48 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:10 E.ON, Rotterdam Port Authority and DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen agree to develop an infrastructure for freight and passenger ships
11:04 GTT receives two orders from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries
10:52 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,253 in RF spot market
10:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 18
10:19 Linkspan connection/disconnection service tariff changed at Ust-Luga ferry terminal
09:54 Divers of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet started preparing for "Depth-2020" competition
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.13% to $57.02, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.76% to $51.92
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 434 points

2020 February 17

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Middle East Gulf & Pakistan to North Europe, the Mediterranean and Red Sea & Red Sea
18:06 European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping
17:50 Gazprom Neft’s supplies of low-sulphur marine fuel to domestic market to exceed 1.5 million tonnes in 2020
17:36 SCHOTTEL secures contract to provide propulsion units for a newly built harbour tug
17:18 BlueWater Reporting issues ISC-North America trade report
17:05 Saga Subsea receives new contract
16:30 IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response meets this week
16:05 Reach Subsea awarded several contracts and call-offs under frame agreements for 2020 execution
15:54 Wärtsilä to supply customized Hybrid Scrubber solution to two Norwegian Cruise Line ships
15:06 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg's allocations under its social programme totaled RUB 47 million in 2019
14:42 Container throughput of Hong Kong port (China) fell by 20.4% to 1.35 million TEUs in Jan’2020
14:17 Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for Nigerian Navy landing craft
13:38 WFW advices BPER BANCA on Marittima Emiliana financing
13:35 RusHydro and Kemerovo Region Government sign cooperation agreement to complete construction of Krapivinskiy hydroelectric complex
12:09 CMA CGM announces implementation of Panama Canal Adjustment Factor
11:05 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg took part in Kirovsky District exhibition
10:31 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2020 grew by 7.5% Y-o-Y to 4.51 million tonnes
10:17 Diana Shipping Inc. announces cancellation of the sale of a panamax dry bulk vessel, the M/V Calipso
10:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 17
09:50 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2020 declined by 2.1% to 50.88 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.28% to $57.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $52.27
09:34 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from India and Sri Lanka to North Europe and the Mediterranean
09:19 Fincantieri delivers “Scarlet Lady”, the first Virgin Voyages ship
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 425 points
09:04 Works starts on new Rolls-Royce Peterborough facility to support the Canadian surface combatant program
07:15 IAA PortNews congratulates Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy Director of Rosatom - Director of Rosatom’s NSR Directorate, on his birthday!

2020 February 16

16:15 Two new oceanographic vessels will join the NOAA fleet
15:13 TenneT develops first 2GW offshore grid connection with suppliers
14:52 USCG issues Captain of the Port Orders to Bouchard Transportation Vessels
13:12 Siemens builds Germany’s largest “power outlet” for ships for Port of Kiel
12:34 Naval Group presents its industrial and academic cooperation plan with Greece
11:16 MARAD announces more than $280 million in grants for US coastal seaports

2020 February 15

14:51 Holland Shipyards holds keel-laying ceremony for new electric ferry
13:27 USCG takes delivery of Cutter Edgar Culbertson
12:43 Virgin Voyages celebrates delivery of Scarlet Lady
11:15 European Commission working visit in the context of Military Mobility

2020 February 14

18:37 OOCL updates Trans-Pacific services
18:07 Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping
17:49 Rates of transport security dues approved for Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin
17:26 Reconstruction of the historic FG levee completed at the Port of Riga
17:05 Vado Gateway terminal commences operations
16:51 Commissioning ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel PNS YARMOOK
16:35 PIL to exit Transpacific market to focus on North-South trade
16:08 Keel of Wasaline’s new ferry was laid at Rauma shipyard
15:44 Rauma Marine Constructions to partner with Aalto University looking to cut emissions and increase safety in seafaring
15:19 Nauticor, Fassmer start LNG cooperation with Atair bunkering
14:21 Global Ports launches Ust-Luga – Moscow rail container service
13:57 Zvezda shipyard starts building yet another Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:35 Port of Ipswich celebrates tonnage-handling record for largest independent producer of sand and gravel in the UK
13:12 Finnlines invests in highest passenger comfort and orders two eco-friendly Superstar vessels