Carnival, International Paint Strike Deal

Friday, June 23, 2006
International Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, announced a long-term agreement with Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply the company’s fleet with Intersleek 700 foul release coating system.

The agreement comes after Intersleek 700 was successfully used in a pilot program by Carnival beginning in 2001 to test the coating’s extended life performance in preventing organisms from adhering to underwater hulls. The program was expanded over the next five years. The consistent decrease in annual bunker costs over that time period led to the agreement that now includes 10 ships.

Roberto Martinoli, Senior Vice President of Technical, Environmental and Safety Operations, performed a thorough evaluation of the pilot program, which initiated several rounds of negotiations. Martinoli, Brian Swensen and Umberto Sampiero spearheaded these negotiations for Carnival, and Robert Hall, George Smyth, Tom Mulligan and Paul Marzocca for International Paint LLC. The goal was to create a proven underwater coating program that maximizes the ship’s fuel efficiency, creating economic value for Carnival.

Intersleek 700 is a silicone-based foul release coating system, providing an environmentally friendly solution to combat marine fouling. The coating also is designed to significantly increase underwater hull coating longevity, providing added fuel savings due to exceptionally low surface tension.

“We are very pleased that the industry’s largest cruise line has been using our advanced marine coatings since 1970,” said Robert Hall, Technical Service Representative for International Paint. “The fact that Carnival Cruise Lines was so enthusiastic about the benefits provided by Intersleek 700 indicates that we have a coating technology that has truly come of age.”

Brian Swensen, the cruise line’s Vice President of Technical Operations said, “Carnival is always seeking new ways to improve the efficiency and appearance of our fleet to meet our guest’s high standards. We are pleased to say that using Intersleek 700 Blue finish on the Boot-top area has provided our ships with a colorfast coating that never loses it high-gloss appearance. In addition, the use of Intersleek 700 on our hulls has resulted in an increase in the underwater hull coating life retention between dockings.”

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Mumbai Port to Revamp Int'l Cruise Terminal

Indian Merchants’ Chamber provides a platform to urban developers to address various issues pertaining to the restructuring of Mumbai City Mumbai, May 23, 2016:

HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge Begins Second Season

For over one year the HUMMEL has been contributing to improved air quality at the port of Hamburg. Becker Marine Systems’ LNG Hybrid Barge will also be supplying

Can Shipping Help Greece Ride out the Storm?

Greece is considered to be the world’s first ship-owning country in terms of tonnage. The Greeks are known to control 17.7% of world fleet and gaining share except in crude tankers.

Navy

Ingalls Christens Amphibious Transport Dock Portland

Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), christened the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) on May 21 in front of approximately 1,000 guests.

This Day In Naval History: May 23

1850 - USS Advance and USS Rescue sail from New York in a failed attempt to rescue Sir John Franklins Expedition, lost in the Arctic since 1847. Caught in the ice and after tremendous hardship,

General Dynamics Bags $ 47 mi US Navy Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract to provide information technology services and security

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0736 sec (14 req/sec)