The entire shipping industry is taking steps to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global sulphur cap, and the deadline is fast approaching. Some shipowners and operators are choosing to fit scrubbers whilst others have opted to burn low sulphur fuel oil.
Vessel maintenance is key to ensuring operational efficiency. The formula is simple: if you look after your vessel then your vessel will look after you. It is well known that hull coatings can deliver significant fuel savings, but there are other areas in a ship where, if painted with the right coating solution, further efficiencies can be achieved for shipowners, shipyards and applicators.
Handysize bulker owner Pioneer Marine is placing an unspecified portion of its fleet for commercial operation with Denmark’s BaltNav.
Malaysian shipping company MISC is planning to better integrate its fleet management services with its Singapore-headquartered unit, AET Tanker by forming a separate Labuan-based company.