Welcome to RS conference at NEVA-2023


Welcome to RS conference at NEVA-2023

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is organizing a conference RS in the context of the current times. The RS Engineering and Consulting Center within the framework of the XVII International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography – NEVA-2023.

The event will take place on September 18, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Conference Hall H7 at the ExpoForum convention and exhibition center in St. Petersburg.

The conference will continue a series of meetings with the industry in the format of an open dialogue that allows RS to uphold its policy of customer focus and support marine industry enterprises in the conditions of the modern market.

Considering the global changes in the maritime segment and the economy as a whole, RS has expanded the scope of its activities and is now implementing the concept "more than just a class", confidently building momentum within newly launched business areas. Georgiy Bedrik, Deputy Director General, will report on new services and the advantages of cooperating with RS, including in terms of import substitution.

An important step towards reinventing RS was the creation of the Engineering and Consulting Center. The new structure will enable effective wide-range interaction with the industry – from ship classification to industry consulting with a focus on the safety and optimization of engineering solutions. Sergey Shishkin, Deputy Director General, will speak about the competences and prospects of the new Center.

The conference will also include a roundtable to discuss new class tools for polar navigation vessels. Alexey Zakharov, Head of the R&D and Engineering Division, will present up-to-date information on the ship’s Ice safety passport. RS is launching a service for the issuance of an Ice navigation ship certificate. As part of the service, an Ice safety passport is developed defining the safe parameters of a ship’s movement under various operating scenarios and in different ice conditions in view of a vessel's design features.

The roundtable will be followed by an open discussion. All interested parties are invited to participate: representatives of shipyards and design bureaus, ship owners, fleet operators and ship equipment manufacturers.

The event will be held in Russian with Chinese and Turkish translation.

RS Conference will be held at:

CEC ExpoForum, St.-Petersburg, Peterburgskoye shosse, 64/1
Hall H7, ground floor
18-th September 2023
14:00 – 18:00 hrs, registration begins at 13:30.

Preregistration for specialists: +7 812 380 20 27,
Media participation is not provided for.

Additional information:

Founded in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a world-renowned classification society that operates within all spheres of the of the maritime industry. The organization’s main objectives are to enhance the safety standards of human life at sea, ensure the safe navigation of ships and the secure transportation of cargoes by sea and inland waterways, as well as to develop standards for environmental protection.

RS reviews technical documentation, surveys ships under construction and in service, issues documents and certificates for vessels, offshore facilities, ship machinery, equipment and devices; conducts measurements of ships and floating facilities; carries out surveys to ensure compliance with international conventions; certifies industrial products and manufacturers, quality management systems, sustainability management and occupational health and safety management systems in compliance with ISO standards. RS surveys general cargo containers, thermal containers, tank containers, platform containers, offshore containers, etc.