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  • 2015 February 20 07:11

    MSC to apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions

    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of existing and new vessels, the company said in its press release.

    With almost 500 vessels, MSC has one of the world’s largest fleets of containerships. To help the company reduce bunkering fuel costs and associated CO2 emissions, MSC undertook a comprehensive programme to improve fuel efficiency in 2011. During this period, they worked in close cooperation with Jotun to evaluate hull performance and launch a pilot programme to test the impact of antifouling on speed loss. Jotun’s SeaQuantum X200 was applied to the 8,772 TEU containership MSC Adelaide, delivered from the Sungdong Yard in Korea in 2013.

    Senior Marine Engineers from MSC’s Technical Office have confirmed that initial results on the MSC Adelaide have been very encouraging. “SeaQuantum X200 has shown to be an effective antifouling technology to lower fuel costs and associated carbon emissions, consistent with MSC’s commitment to a healthier supply chain,” their statement read. “We valued the quality of Jotun’s technical service during all phases of the project and have since chosen SeaQuantum X200 HPS for a number of other vessels.”

    Roberto Multari, Jotun’s regional Marine Sales Director, says that MSC has agreed to utilise HPS on 12 vessels – including the world largest containership MSC Oscar, a 19,224 TEU containership built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) yard, delivered in January 2015. “MSC has remained a true giant in the container segment by quietly making smart investments at the right time to improve their business and improve environmental performance,” he says. “We are confident that they have made the right choice with HPS.”

    About MSC
    MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is a private owned global shipping company founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte. As one of the world’s leading container shipping lines with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC operates in over 450 offices across more than 150 countries worldwide with over 24,000 employees. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge. MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 315 ports. MSC’s Technical Engineering team is devoted to developing and implementing innovative technologies to reduce the company’s environmental impact. About 60 per cent of MSC’s fleet is coated by products from Jotun, with whom the company has worked for more than two decades.

    About Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution
    Jotun’s HPS concept combines premium marine coatings (SeaQuantum X200), priority technical service and on-board monitoring tools to measure hull performance over time, providing an analytical basis for the company’s unique money-back guarantee that covers the entire period between dry-dockings. HPS was developed in part to provide the industry with real time-data on long-term hull performance. That data allows owners to make more informed decisions about marine coatings and ship operations, and help them distinguish between competing coatings suppliers and quantify the impact of anti-foulings on fuel usage.




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