Paints & coatings

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers’ Stolt Lotus has become the first vessel in the world to be coated using Canadian firm Graphite Innovation & Technologies’ (GIT) X-GIT FUEL graphene-based hull coating solution, which is believed to offer significant reductions in fuel consumption. The 30,000-deadweight vessel spent five days drydocked in China where the sustainable hull coating was applied. Reckoned […]

Why marine coatings are vital for shipping’s fuel transition

Why marine coatings are vital for shipping’s fuel transition

Hirokazu Kaji, technical division director, Nippon Paint Marine There is no ‘silver bullet’ to secure shipping’s decarbonisation, but it’s fair to say that future fuels dominate much of the sustainability conversation in the industry and across the supply chain. Whether it’s discussion of increasingly common LNG, methanol, and biofuel solutions, or less developed alternatives, such […]

Jotun’s commitment to cleaner shipping

Jotun’s commitment to cleaner shipping

As a world leader in the supply of marine coatings, Jotun partners with a broad range of stakeholders working to decarbonise shipping. But is the industry moving fast enough? Morten Fon, the company’s president and CEO, shares his views on how leadership, innovation and collaboration can accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Alan Johnstone […]

Industry collaboration is key to cleaner hulls

Industry collaboration is key to cleaner hulls

Catherine Austin, I-Tech AB and International Antifouling Conference moderator Today, marine antifouling coatings play a more important role than ever in shipping’s decarbonisation journey. The adhesion of microbial slimes, macroalgae and hard-shelled organisms such as barnacles on the underwater surfaces of a vessel can significantly increase a vessel’s fuel consumption if operating at a set […]

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