Tag: <span>Wallenius Wilhelmsen</span>

Joining forces to tackle biofouling
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Joining forces to tackle biofouling

A new international effort initiated by environmental NGO Bellona and supported by Jotun and other companies in the maritime industry, aims to develop an industry standard for proactive hull cleaning to tackle the global biofouling issue. The build-up of marine life on ships’ hulls, known as biofouling, is an age-old problem for ship operators and...

Bellona launches clean hull initiative
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Bellona launches clean hull initiative

Bellona launched its Clean Hull Initiative (CHI) at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo today (April 6). The event saw keynote speeches ramming home the urgent need to shake up regulations and encourage technology measures to nip biofouling in the bud. In addition to its members, Bellona invited relevant stakeholders in both the private and...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences
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CSA 2020 shipowners tell of scrubber experiences

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 are advising those shipowners looking to install marine exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, as way of meeting the 2020 global sulphur cap requirements to ensure that manufacturers, shipyards and installers are using quality, high-end materials. Based on the collective experience gained from more...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Jotun that will see 42 of its ro-ro vessels equipped with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling coating system. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2...