Supporting a cleaner shipping industry

Towards a cleaner industry

Stricter regulations are the new normal

Increasingly strict regulations are accelerating the need to cut emissions and reduce environmental impact. The maritime transportation industry is currently responsible for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions. To counter this, the industry is now being pushed by governments, international regulators, and the wider society to clean up its act.

New legislation in place

The IMO have introduced legislation that limit and reduce emissions to air and sea. Starting from January 2023, all vessels above 5 000 GT are rated according to the IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), which uses standardised methods to calculate ships’ emissions. Likewise, the EU is drafting plans to include shipping in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2024. In addition to new legislation, it’s likely that stakeholders, such as banks, insurance companies and investors, will set stricter requirements for operators to improve energy efficiency and lower GHG emissions.

Protecting biodiversity

Underwater biofouling can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40%, boosting already high CO₂ emissions. The accumulation of marine life may also cause the spread of invasive aquatic species in environments they’re transported to, negatively affecting biodiversity, ecosystem health and the livelihoods of coastal communities across the globe. The industry must take action to mitigate these marine biosecurity risks before we cause irreversible damage to our seas.

How we support your sustainability ambitions

Jotun Clean Shipping Commitment

Clean Shipping Commitment

Hull Performance Solutions

Jotun offers the best, high-performing anti-fouling coatings to maximise fuel savings, deliver verified average speed loss and achieve decarbonisation ambitions.


Jotun HullKeeper enables optimised hull performance, making better decisions faster to maintain hull efficiency while also saving cost and reducing emissions.

3D-rendered graphic of Jotun's HullSkater robot

Hull Skating Solutions

Jotun Hull Skating Solutions provide cutting-edge inspection and proactive hull cleaning technology. Our innovative solutions help combat early-stage fouling to protect biodiversity and to support decarbonisation targets.

Did you know?

Based on hull performance data collected for over a decade, our team of marine analysts have developed proprietary algorithms on hull efficiency to offer enhanced services, such as HullKeeper, to our customers. Our leading data & digital scientists develop new solutions that enable smarter decisions - through transparent measuring, big data and inhouse algorithms paired with expert performance analysis.

Emission reduction strategy

The IMO’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy sets out to reduce total annual GHG emissions from shipping by at least 50 % by 2050 (compared to 2008 levels).

The importance of clean hulls

The GloFouling report* published in October 2022 stated that if all ships had clean hulls, the shipping community could slash its carbon emissions by almost a fifth. *Source:

Lowering fuel consumption

Underwater biofouling slows down affected ships and can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40%.

Accelerating hull performance management

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