Global coatings manufacturer Hempel reports that it has applied its award-winning fouling defence coating, Hempaguard, to more than 1,000 ships of all different types, the milestone full-vessel coating having been achieved in April.
When marine organisms attach themselves to a ship’s hull, they increase frictional resistance which increases the amount of energy and fuel needed to propel the ship at any given speed. This is neither good for the shipowner because of the...
Coatings specialist Hempel expects to make acquisitions in 2018 as it looks to take a leading role in consolidation of the sector.
The choice of marine coating on a vessel’s hull is a critical consideration for operators in view of the impact on fuel consumption and associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to Hempel.
Italian ferry firm Grimaldi, one of the early movers in International Paint’s innovative carbon credits programme, has been awarded nearly 110,000 credits worth more than $500,000 in the first phase of its hull coating upgrade programme.
Coatings firm Hempel has fired four employees over a bribery scandal in Germany.
GAC Environhull has launched a new online calculator for shipowners to compare hull cleaning methods, with it claiming to save owners 30% in coating costs.