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 propeller has been coated with XGIT Prop— a high performing, environmentally friendly, and durable coating developed by EPS Accelerator Alumnus — Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT).
GIT’s innovative graphene-based technology is a non-biocidal, environmentally friendly marine coating that adheres well to propellers without the use of harmful chemicals, and helps to create a low-friction surface that is effective at managing marine growth. The protected propeller surface leads to improved fuel efficiency and a reduction in underwater radiated noise. In addition to the reducing environmental impacts, GIT’s technology also uses a lower quantity of paint during application.
The adoption of new technologies and innovations, as with those from GIT and other EPS startups, plays an important role in EPS’s overall decarbonisation and sustainability efforts while helping support the industry’s energy transition.