Pathways to emissions reduction – The impact of high-performance hull coatings
There are different pathways for the shipping industry to reduce emissions in the short-term. Owners and operators are currently looking into energy saving measures that can be implemented immediately based on today’s proven technologies. Hull maintenance is a key measure with significant positive impact on carbon intensity reduction, but there is no ‘silver bullet’ to maintaining a smooth hull. How to evaluate what is the optimal choice for each vessel? This requires a ship-specific assessment from 3 perspectives: Compliance (technical & operational efficiency)- Commercial- Operational.