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China Merchant Boosts Efficiency of VLCCs with Jotun HP

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 14, 2014


China Merchant Energy Shipping Co., Ltd (CMES) will upgrade the antifouling solution on their VLCCs New Builds at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC) and new subsequent contracts to Jotun Hull Performance Solution (HPS) including SeaQuantum X200.

In today’s highly competitive market, facing challenge of environment protection and economic environment, most ship owners are paying more attention to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

“We actively respond to the call of energy-saving and emission reduction. According to the characteristics of our fleet, we closely track and adopt international advanced new energy saving and emission reduction technology, continue to promote the technological transformation of energy-saving and emission reduction,” said CMES Assistant president Mr. Tan Youquan. “It is known that HPS is a strategic and innovative antifouling solution towards our increasing demand on bunker savings and environmental performance, in addition to a clean hull against marine growth.”

“Our company always aims for conserving resources, improving energy efficiency, emission control and protecting environment. This target is also what management team lead by managing director Captain Xie Chunlin supporting and pursuing,” CMES’s Deputy General Manager Mr. Huang Yongquan added, “Advanced antifouling technology is central to optimizing hull performance and our fleet's energy consumption. HPS demonstrates its effectiveness, helping us to quantify efficiency gains and contributing to something we all want – a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and profitable shipping environment.”

According to Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings' President and General Manager, Mr Dong Zhaoming, “Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions is consistent with requirement of Sustainable Development, part of which involves taking active steps to reduce Green House Gas emissions. We are quite convinced that HPS can play a very significant role in further reducing fuel cost and Green House Gas emissions for customers and shipping industry.”

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