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HEMPEL’S FUEL-SAVING HULL COATING NOW ON 3000 SHIPS

HEMPEL’S FUEL-SAVING HULL COATING NOW ON 3000 SHIPS

Coatings company Hempel says it has passed a landmark in the number of ships coated with its Hempaguard hull paint, after a 335m long container ship received the 3000th application of its flagship Hempaguard product during a dry-docking at Beihei Shipyard in China....

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NIPPON PAINT ANTIFOULING MAINTAINS EFFICIENCY THROUGH LAY-UP

NIPPON PAINT ANTIFOULING MAINTAINS EFFICIENCY THROUGH LAY-UP

Nippon Paint Marine has reported substantial interest in its Aquaterras antifouling system following growing evidence that cruise ships are returning to service after lengthy lay-up with hulls completely free of biofouling.  After full application of Aquaterras...

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

JOTUN CLEAN HULL PROGRAMME READY FOR GLOBAL MARKET

Norwegian coatings supplier Jotun says that its proactive hull optimisation programme, known as HullKeeper, enables ship operators to take control of their vessels’ hulls and gives tools to improve efficiency, lower costs and help with decarbonisation, as well as...

MULTI-TANKER DEAL FOR APC’S GREEN TANK COATING

MULTI-TANKER DEAL FOR APC’S GREEN TANK COATING

USA-based manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has signed a major multi-ship deal with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet to recoat ten tankers. According to APC global marine manager, Capt Onur Yildirim, APC now holds 80% of the Turkish marine coatings...

EPS IMPROVES PROPELLER EFFICIENCY WITH GRAPHITE

EPS IMPROVES PROPELLER EFFICIENCY WITH GRAPHITE

The Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) managed LPG carrier vessel 'Quebec' has recently left dry dock with reimagined accommodations as part of the company's 'Life at Sea' Programme, but also a fresh coat of paint. While new paint is standard during dry dock, the Quebec’s...

NIPPON PAINT GAINS FIRST FASTAR ORDERS FROM KOREA

NIPPON PAINT GAINS FIRST FASTAR ORDERS FROM KOREA

KSS Line has applied Nippon Paint Marine’s Fastar coating to the hulls of a pair of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers, becoming the first South Korean shipowner to apply the energy-saving nano-type antifouling paint to existing tonnage. The gas and chemical...

APC TANK COATING SAVES TIME AND ENERGY FOR TURKISH OPERATORS

APC TANK COATING SAVES TIME AND ENERGY FOR TURKISH OPERATORS

US-based ship tank coating manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has won a new deal to supply two new chemical tankers being built in Turkey. APC's Turkish division begins work this month applying APC’s MarineLINE coating system on the projects. The new build...

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COATING WILL ENHANCE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF NEW JOSCO BOXSHIPS

COATING WILL ENHANCE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF NEW JOSCO BOXSHIPS

Nippon Paint Marine says that it nano-based antifouling Fastar I has been selected for three energy-efficient 1091 TEU container ships the Tsuneishi Group is building for China’s Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). The first in the series, Hull No SS297, is nearing...

MORE CORROSION PROTECTION NEEDED FOR GAS STORAGE CONVERSIONS

MORE CORROSION PROTECTION NEEDED FOR GAS STORAGE CONVERSIONS

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards converting existing oil and gas carriers into storage and production units to ensure their fuel, water and cargo tanks are sufficiently protected from corrosion. According to data from the coatings specialist,...

EVERGREEN CHOOSES NIPPON PAINT COATINGS FOR MEGA-BOXSHIPS

EVERGREEN CHOOSES NIPPON PAINT COATINGS FOR MEGA-BOXSHIPS

The world’s largest containership, measured by TEU-carrying capacity, has floated out with Nippon Paint Marine antifouling and anti-corrosion systems protecting the vessel’s 400m long hull. When delivered, the 24,000TEU class Ever Alot will be the first of four new...

GREENSEA SYSTEMS LAUNCHES ROBOTIC HULL CLEANING SYSTEM

GREENSEA SYSTEMS LAUNCHES ROBOTIC HULL CLEANING SYSTEM

Marine robotics technology company Greensea Systems has launched spin-off company, Armach Robotics, a business capitalising on Greensea’s digital expertise to offer a subscription-model robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion. Ben...

COATINGS COMPANY BELIEVES COVID COULD LIMIT REPAIR CAPACITY

COATINGS COMPANY BELIEVES COVID COULD LIMIT REPAIR CAPACITY

High freight rates and ongoing workforce limitations due to travel restrictions and Covid-19 measures are expected to result in Southeast Asia’s ship repair capacity falling by more than 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Nippon Paint Marine. In 2019, a...

COSCO SHIPPING LOOKS AT GREEN HULL COATING FOR VLCC FLEET

COSCO SHIPPING LOOKS AT GREEN HULL COATING FOR VLCC FLEET

Cosco Shipping has indicated it will coat its entire fleet of VLCCs with Nippon Paint Marine’s new Fastar antifouling system once initial applications have been evaluated. The hulls of the passenger ferry Cosco Star and the 56,000dwt bulk carrier Xin...

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