China Merchant Boosts Efficiency of VLCCs with Jotun HP

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 14, 2014

Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co Ltd is a part of the Jotun Group one of the global market leaders within marine coatings including antifouling paint

Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co Ltd is a part of the Jotun Group one of the global market leaders within marine coatings including antifouling paint


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.”

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Jan 2019 - Ship Repair & Conversion: The Shipyards

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News