Cleaning a ship’s hull represents both a logistical challenge and high monetary cost, yet a failure to carry this out has consequences on the smooth passage of the ship as well as the risk of overlooking maintenance issues.
Three global shipping leaders have united to sign a MOU in a push for cleaner, more efficient and greener vessel hull performance.
HullWiper Ltd has announced the launch of its self-contained 40ft container to meet the need for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning operations at remote locations.
Jotun has signed the first commercial contract for container vessels with its ground-breaking Jotun HSS. The contract was signed with global container shipping and logistics leader MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company.
HullWiper’s first hull clean has been completed at the port of Ras Laffan, under a new agreement with established shipping and logistics experts GAC Qatar to offer a global hull cleaning solution to vessels calling at Qatari ports and anchorages.
In response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment, BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard.