GL Updates Inland Nav Rules

press release
Monday, November 28, 2011

To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV).

 

The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys; hull design and construction; machinery, systems and electricity; and additional requirements for notations.

 

A major impetus behind the update is to ensure that vessels comply with the latest regulations of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN). Along with updates to Section 3 of the Rules "Transport of Dangerous Goods", covering classification of dangerous goods, equipment and systems for tankers and tank level monitoring and alarm systems, a new subsection has been introduced dealing with the provisions of ADN regarding the alternative design of cargo tanks.

 

Section 2 "Class Designation" introduces several new type notations for inland navigation vessels, including: "Hotel Ship", "Excursion Boat", "Restaurant Ship", "Barge" and "Pushed Barge". The first three of these new service notations were introduced to enable international clients to obtain classification for different kinds of passenger ships on the basis of their various national safety standards. The GL notation "Passenger Vessels" remains for vessels which are constructed to the safety standards of the European Union. The service Notations "Barge" and "Pushed barge" have been introduced to provide a more specialised description of these very popular types of inland navigation vessels.

 

Other notable updates include: a revision of the calculation method for proof of buckling strength in Section 2 "Materials and Structure Design Principles" to harmonize with the latest buckling strength requirements valid for seagoing ships, the implementation of requirements for "small hatches" such as manhole covers, and the incorporation of additional provisions for bilge plate thickness reduction in way of fore and aft ship in Section 5 "Hull Scantlings". The rules also amend design loads for tween decks as well as scantling requirements for deck girders in the fore and aft ship, design loads for watertight bulkheads and ballast tanks, and adjust the requirements for bulwarks and guard rails.

 

The update comes at a key time for the inland navigation vessel market as its importance as a core part of the freight network is set to grow. With pressure spreading across the transport industry to curb carbon emissions, the European Commission has targeted a shift of 30% of long distance road freight to rail and waterborne transport by 2030 and the development of inland waterways are being targeted as a key part of this strategy.

 

The Updated Rules can be found online in Part 2 of the GL Rules and Guidelines 2011 here: http://www.gl-group.com/infoServices/rules/pdfs/english/glrp-e.pdf
 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

LNG Vessel with Wartsila Integrated Solutions Delivered to Evergas

The first in a series of 27,500 cbm 'Dragon' class vessels ordered by Evergas, a world renowned owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical and liquid gas transport vessels,

Executive Changes at Transocean

Transocean Ltd. today announced that, as mutually agreed with the company, Esa Ikaheimonen is stepping down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.

BMT, Endeavour Energy Win Africa’s LNG Import Terminal Contract

BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been appointed Owners Engineer and lead design consultant by Endeavour Energy for the development

Barges

Fugro Extends Contract with McDermott

Fugro has been awarded a three-year extension to its existing contracts with McDermott Middle East, Inc. The contract covers the provision of survey, positioning,

Natural Gas Articulated Conduit System Patented

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced that long-time partner Moran Towing Corporation has been granted US Patent 8,967,174 for "Articulated conduit systems

Apply Now for the MN 100

The August 2015 edition of Marine News, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators,

Maritime Safety

Coast Guard Foundation Hosts Annual Tribute

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that

VIKING’s Top Safety Offerings at Nor-Shipping

Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will appear in force at Nor-Shipping 2015, displaying both innovative products and services that

NSA Chief Urges 'Safe' Internet Under Equivalent of Law of the Sea

The U.S. National Security Agency chief called on Wednesday for an "open, reliable and safe" Internet governed by international rules akin to the Law of the Sea,

Classification Societies

US Counter-piracyTeam Earns Panama's Approval

Meridian’s counter-piracy teams may now operate aboard vessels flying the Panama flag, following a vetting process that validated the quality of the US-based private maritime security company.

More Type Approvals for Danelec VDRs, S-VDRs

Danelec Marine has received type approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard and China Classification Society (CCS) for its DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs).   The U.

Registration for SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Now Open

Online registration is now open for the SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.   Now entering its fourth year, SHIPPINGInsight is an

Logistics

Chevron Hires Viking Princess

Eidesvik Offshore has signed a contract for 19 months with Chevron UK employment for one platform supply vessel (PSV) Viking Princess.    The vessel will be

Aegean Marine Profit Beats Estimates

Greece-based Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW) reported first-quarter earnings of $12.2 million or $0.25 per share compared with $5.1 million or $0.11 per share last year.

Hapag-Lloyd Grows Feeder Network in Scandinavia

Ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd will be integrating the Port of Oslo into its Baltic Express Service (BAX) in June.    The BAX will then link a total of six ports in Estonia,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1949 sec (5 req/sec)