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How can industry meet the biofouling challenge?

Experts at Nor-Shipping agree there is no quick fix to solving the biofouling issue. Antifouling coatings, cleaning technology and performance monitoring can all help to prevent fouling but there’s also a need for regulations and financial incentives to encourage more investment by operators.

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Growing industry interest in vessel performance

Market pressures and environmental performance regulations are on the rise, leading to increasing interest in performance systems as shipowners and operators work to achieve greater efficiencies.

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Performance monitoring key to optimizing vessel performance – and saving money

Jotun’s whitepaper provides an overview of developments, challenges and advances that are being used to further improve vessel performance - and save money as shown in a recent case study.

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Spotlight on biofouling

Biofouling – the next big environmental battle? What will it mean for coating makers and operations in general? ShipInsight put these fundamental questions in the spotlight.

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Navigating the wave of digitalization

Many companies talk of ‘digital disruption’ or ‘paradigm shift’; but very few can explain exactly where to start the digital journey with any kind of certainty argues digital expert.

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Sustainable shipping: why does it matter and what does it entail?

Sustainability is gaining a foothold in the maritime industry. Jotun Maritime Insider looks at why it matters and what measures companies are taking to achieve safer, greener and more efficient operations.

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Robots ahead

Underwater robotic cleaning and inspection is set to play a bigger role as owners and operators strive for fuel-efficient, sustainable operations.

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How will digitalisation impact shipping?

Leading industry players believe developments in digital will provide many opportunities and benefits but the industry-wide digital transition will take time.

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Focus on efficiency pays dividends

Awilco technical director Christopher Andersen Heidenreich argues that technical innovations and energy efficiency are key to achieving sustainable operations.

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Dealing with Ballast Water

New regulation on how shipping companies manage ballast water will protect the environment and create a level playing field across the industry. Read more about the new regulation here.

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Spotlight on surface preparation and application

How is the full performance and quality of marine coatings achieved? There is no simple recipe, but proper surface preparation and application is key.

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Going green?

A holistic approach is crucial in order for the badge of “environmental friendly” to have any true meaning argues Jotun sustainability executive.

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A look ahead - trends that will shape shipping in 2018

Economic growth gives rise to cautious optimism among top names within the shipping industry. Read about how policy, regulations and digitalisation will impact shipping in 2018.

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Obstacles to environmental sustainability and cost savings in shipping

Jotun executive calls for alignment of incentive gaps and procurement strategies between owners and operators, in order to improve environmental sustainability and energy efficiency

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Onboard maintenance planning saves money

Many shipping companies struggle in today’s tough markets and seek greater and greater savings. One way to achieve this is through onboard maintenance planning.

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How technology is transforming shipping

Six shipping executives share their perspectives on the importance of technology and innovation in driving greater sustainability in the maritime industry.

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10 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs

Discover 10 ways to reduce perhaps the biggest expense in ships operations. Jotun´s Global Concept Director, Stein Kjølberg, recommends 10 ways to improve vessel hull and propeller performance.

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The Role of the Coating Advisor

Discover how coating advisors help uphold standards of quality. Jotun´s Scott Petrie, Global Technical Service Manager, and Arul Maniam, a Technical Service Manager in Singapore, provide their insights about the role of the coating advisor.

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5 facts about coatings that should not be ignored

The conversation about the importance of antifouling measures is growing. Here’s 5 reasons why shipowners and operators should not ignore the debate and opt for quality marine coatings…

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Cleaning and the effects of retaining cleaning water in tank coatings

Water retained in cargo tank coatings after cleaning could result in corrosion and cargo contamination. Recent research tests show different epoxy tank coatings have varying absorption and desorption qualities.

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New standard will benefit responsible suppliers, owners and the environment

Industry hails new ISO 19030 standard for measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance as ship owners and operators work to improve their fleet and hull performance, and reduce their fuel bills and emissions.

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New ISO 19030 can contribute to reducing fleet energy costs and emissions

Uniform approach to performance monitoring can contribute to the realisation for reducing fleet energy costs and emissions, writes Geir Axel Oftedahl, Director of Business Development at Jotun Marine, who managed the development of the ISO 19030 standard on behalf of the International Organization for Standardization.

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Are you prepared for the new shipping environmental regulations?

As cost pressures dominate corporate agendas, many ship operators have come to realise that in the increasingly regulated shipping industry they must do more to achieve a sustainable future. Just focusing on operational costs is no longer enough.

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Acting on the digital imperative

It is almost impossible to escape the word digitalisation when attending a shipping conference or perusing trade media these days. While many ship operators are still struggling to grasp what digitalisation can do for their operations, Klaveness is busy pursuing its ambition to become the leading digital bulk operator.

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