A new Jotun study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data published on Monday (20 September) said vessels using Jotun Hull Performance Solutions recorded 20% lower carbon intensity in operations.
Only coatings applied within the three years preceding the emissions report were considered.
The internal study carried out by Jotun investigated major cargo vessel types, including bulk carriers, chemical tankers and oil tankers, with a dataset of almost 9,000 vessels, and the emissions report was verified by accredited parties.
The Carbon Intensity Index (CII) set to be implemented by IMO in 2023 focuses on the yearly reduction in emissions during operations. So vessel owners cannot just rely on the “out-of-dock” effect of a hull maintenance, says Jotun.
They need a reliable and effective antifouling solution that will perform consistently throughout the service interval. Maintaining a cleaner hull with minimal fouling means a vessel has less resistance when sailing through water.
Consequently, less power and fuel are required for the same speed and this directly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released. Jotun’s HPS have a proven track record of long-term reliability and will become more important than ever for vessel owners to gain a competitive advantage.
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