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HEMPEL’S CO2-SAVING COATING VALIDATED BY DNV

HEMPEL’S CO2-SAVING COATING VALIDATED BY DNV

The performance of Hempel’s silicone-based hull coating solution, Hempaguard X7, and its ability to accelerate decarbonisation efforts in the maritime industry are now third-party validated by DNV. Since its launch in 2013, Hempaguard has provided vessels around the...

BETTER PERFORMANCE MONITORING GAINS INDUSTRY SUPPORT

BETTER PERFORMANCE MONITORING GAINS INDUSTRY SUPPORT

Performance monitoring systems can help shipping companies with regulatory compliance whilst gaining insights into fleet performance projections but better systems are needed to tap into the full potential of accurate data and energy saving solutions. That was one key...

SIGMAGLIDE IS FIRST COATING IN ZERO-HARM PROGRAMME

SIGMAGLIDE IS FIRST COATING IN ZERO-HARM PROGRAMME

Coating manufacturer PPG has announced that its Sigmaglide 2390 biocide-free silicone fouling release has become the only hull coating approved by RightShip’s product review process for its Zero Harm Innovation Partners Program. The Zero Harm Innovation Partners...

ELECTROSTATIC COATING APPLICATION CUTS SHIPYARD VOC EMISSIONS

ELECTROSTATIC COATING APPLICATION CUTS SHIPYARD VOC EMISSIONS

According to coatings company PPG, the EDR Antwerp shipyard has achieved a 40% reduction in overspray with the electrostatic application of PPG's Sigmaglide 2390 fouling release coating. The project was carried out on the underwater hull of the ro-pax vessel Stena...

FINNLINES ADOPTS GRAPHENE-BASED HARD FOUL RELEASE HULL COATING

FINNLINES ADOPTS GRAPHENE-BASED HARD FOUL RELEASE HULL COATING

Finnlines adopts graphene-based hard foul release hull coating across its ro-ro and ro-pax fleets to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Finnlines, in partnership with GIT Coatings, is accelerating its decarbonization efforts by adopting XGIT-FUEL, an innovative...

ClassNK CERTIFIES CMP OPERATIONAL PROFILE ANALYSIS

ClassNK CERTIFIES CMP OPERATIONAL PROFILE ANALYSIS

ClassNK has issued a statement of fact (SoF) for the results of the hull performance analysis and operational profile analysis by Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) based on actual data of a ship in service. Through its hull data analysis service CMP-MAP, CMP offers hull...

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FIVE-YEAR VESSEL PERFORMANCE CAN BE PREDICTED WITH BIG DATA

FIVE-YEAR VESSEL PERFORMANCE CAN BE PREDICTED WITH BIG DATA

International Marine Coatings has published a white paper which reveals the high degree of accuracy of its predictive Intertrac Vision tool to real life vessel operations by correlating to the speed loss of a globally trading VLCC over a five-year docking period, in...

GRAPHENE PROPELLER COATING IMPROVES BULKER FLEET CII RATINGS

GRAPHENE PROPELLER COATING IMPROVES BULKER FLEET CII RATINGS

In a proactive move towards energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin has decided to apply a sustainable graphene-based propeller coating, XGIT-Prop, from Canadian company GIT Coatings, across its entire fleet. The...

PPG LAUNCHES EMISSION-REDUCING ANTIFOULING

PPG LAUNCHES EMISSION-REDUCING ANTIFOULING

Coatings manufacturer PPG has launched PPG Nexeon 810, described as an innovative copper-­free antifouling developed with a strong emphasis on vessel performance, emissions reduction and sustainability. Independent ISO 19030 and International Towing Tank Conference...

INTERSLEEK COATING SAID TO SAVE 41m TONNES OF CO2

INTERSLEEK COATING SAID TO SAVE 41m TONNES OF CO2

Real-world performance data compiled from ships applied with International brand Intersleek 1100SR over the past 10 years shows the coating has cut ship fuel bills by US$ 8bn and reduced 41m tonnes of CO2 emissions. The biocide-free foul release coating is claimed o...

STOLT APPLIES GRAPHENE COATING TO CHEMICAL TANKER

STOLT APPLIES GRAPHENE COATING TO CHEMICAL TANKER

Stolt Tankers has applied a sustainable hull coating to one of its chemical tankers, 'Stolt Lotus', a move that is believed to represent the first such application of graphene technology in this market sector. The X-Git Fuel graphene technology, developed by Graphite...

MIDDLE EAST DRYDOCK OFFERS CARBON-SAVING COATING

MIDDLE EAST DRYDOCK OFFERS CARBON-SAVING COATING

Oman shiprepair yard Asyad Drydock, part of Asyad Group, says that it has applied a high-quality nano-epoxy coating to Asyad Shipping’s Ultramax bulk carrier, 'Jabal Al Kawr'. This new coating technology had previously been applied for the first time in the Middle...

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