Jotun Marine Coatings says that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of existing and new vessels.
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.”