RS Rules Update: Containers

In October 2019, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduced a new edition of the Container Rules set.

The documents are accessible at rs-class.org in the Publications section. 

The new edition responds to the particular features of containers and equipment, newly issued international and national standards and rules on containers as well as current industry demands and digitalization of RS processes.

During the recent five years the number of containers under the RS survey has increased by 52 percent. Today, we witness the growth of the offshore container pool, progress of the reefer containers segment is also expected.

The relevant to these types of containers parts of the RS Rules have been significantly updated with due regard for the 2018 standards ISO 1496-3 (tank containers), ISO 1496-2 (reefer containers), ISO 10855 (offshore containers). The requirements to offshore container lifting equipment have been enhanced.