RS Developing Container of Composite Materials

By MarEx 2014-04-29 12:26:00

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will in cooperation with ОАО Uralcryomash participate in an innovative project on the development and launching into manufacture of a tank container with a boiler of composite materials.

This was announced by RS during its participation in 19-th International Transport and Logistics Exhibition ‘TransRussia 2014’ which took place on 22-25 April in Moscow.

The project is implemented as part of the state program ‘Developing the Composite Materials Production Industry’. On the basis of latest scientific and technical achievements it is planned to design and manufacture a container of polymer composites which would be resistant to aggressive substances, chemical and petrochemical products used for container shipments and would comply with international standards for combined transport. Among the intended advantages of the new tank containers is the mass reduction by 20 per cent at least as compared to similar steel containers as well as performance characteristics retention when carrying aggressive substances, chemical and petrochemical products during 15 years at least depending on the type of cargo carried.

At the ‘TransRussia 2014’ exhibition, RS presented both familiar and advanced activity trends including services for cargo and container owners as well as certification services.

As Alexander Fetisov, head of Container Department, told us, ‘today RS is cooperating practically with all Russian container designers and manufacturers, the majority of container owner companies as well as organizations engaged in the container design, manufacture and operation in Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus and other CIS countries.

By long-range approach, RS is actively enhancing its cooperation with ZAO Osipovichi Wagon Building Plant (Belarus), a specialized high-technology enterprise producing tank cars and tank containers conforming to the highest world standards. RS cooperation with the enterprise is maintained since 1995. In 2012, RS Representation in the Republic of Belarus was opened on the plant premises.

Bearing in mind the opportunities and development rates of container business in the Asian Region, RS recognizes good prospects for strengthening cooperation with Chinese container manufacturers and is actively working in this direction’.

In 2013, RS signed an agreement with the Chinese company CIMC responsible for nearly 60 % of the world container production and with ZZTC company which also has a wide experience of designing pressure vessels, tank containers for chemical products and offshore containers.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.