RS to Class, Inspect Palmali’s Ships

Classification society Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Turkey-based Palmali Shipping Company have inked a set of five-year agreements under which RS will conduct classification services and statutory surveys of the company’s ships. 

The agreement covers 49 ships, including oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry cargo ships, with the total deadweight of 380,000 tons. The average fleet age is nine years.

“Signing of the agreements is considered by RS as an extension of our strategic cooperation”, Kostantin Palnikov, RS Director General, said.

Within the Palmali’s newbuilding project RST22, oil tankers have been built for the company under the RS survey. The ships are designed to carry crude oil, oil fuel, diesel oil, other oil products and vegetable oils, and are capable of carrying three types of cargo simultaneously.

In April 2015, RS signed an agreement with Turkish shipbuilder Armada Shipyards on classification of two river-sea oil tankers of project RST 22M ordered by Palmali.

Established in 1998, Palmali Group of Companies operates the fleet of over 100 ships with the cargo carrying capacity from 2,000 to 165,000 tons. The company operates in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea region.

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