Shipshave has won an award for its in-transit cleaning of hulls (ITCH) solution. It consists of a robotic tool that removes biofouling during the voyage to boost fuel efficiency and decarbonisation. It landed Shipshave the Most Innovative Proven Technology Award at...
With the loading of the first retrofit propeller in the Port of Hamburg, Hapag-Lloyd is launching its Fleet Upgrade Program. The goal is to technically modernise the existing fleet. In addition to propellers, the container liner will also fit some of its ships with a...
The build-up of marine life on ships’ hulls, known as biofouling, is an age-old problem for ship operators and the shipping industry. A new international effort initiated by NGO Bellona and supported by leading companies aims to develop an industry standard for...
The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has adopted an amendment to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention). From 1 January 2023, the ingredient cybutryne...
As for many ships fuel consumption may account for fifty per cent of operating costs, the added drag caused by biofouling has severe economic consequences. Increase in fuel consumption and the associated increase in greenhouse gas emission are obviously not in line...
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