Changing times for oil and gas sector - Part 1: The changing energy world
This part takes a look at recent developments and the role oil and gas plays in the changing energy world.
Jotun’s employees are all experts in their fields, from fire protection and hull performance to product innovation, colours and value-adding services. Here, we share our knowledge and opinions on the topics that drive our industry.
This part takes a look at recent developments and the role oil and gas plays in the changing energy world.
This part centres on what the International Energy Agency thinks and takes a look at some of the key findings in its recent report.
This part puts the spotlight on what the energy sector is doing to address the power realities and demands.
Hull cleaning is on the increase as owners and operators look for ways to reduce operational costs and environmental impacts. In our latest Jotun Insider article, we take a look at hull cleaning methods, with a particular focus on the new concept of proactive cleaning.
Biofouling management and in-water cleaning and inspection is becoming an increasingly important topic for the shipping world. But there is a need for more collaboration and action to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead, argue industry stakeholders at the recent PortPIC conference.
There’s a lot of buzz about future fuels but, whether it's hydrogen or ammonia, hull performance- and the hardware that keeps them clean- will continue to serve as a critical driver of efficiency gains for ships. Watch the interview with Morten Fon, CEO of Jotun talking about hull performance at Nor-Shipping 2022. (Video credit: Nor-Shipping and TradeWinds)
The industry’s ability to comply with the IMO’s 2023 energy efficiency measures demands accurate and proven performance management but there’s no quick fix.
Ocean leaders once again call for collaboration and trust along with action as shipping begins a return to something resembling normality.
A new international effort initiated by environmental NGO Bellona and supported by Jotun and other leading companies in the maritime industry, aims to develop an industry standard for proactive hull cleaning to tackle the global biofouling issue.
Corrosion costs the shipping industry up to $80Bn annually, something that could be addressed via extensive test methods that mimic real life, and which can be used to carry out remaining life-cycle assessments on coatings already in place, argue experts at Jotun Performance Coatings.
Better performance management and in-water cleaning can improve vessel energy efficiencies and protect the environment. But there’s no one solution that fits all and experts argue that industry stakeholders, including regulators, port authorities, ship operators and technology providers must be involved, share insights and take action if the benefits are to feed through.
Digitalisation is a megatrend that’s being discussed across industries. It’s a sign of the times, but how is digitalization impacting shipping? Our latest JMI article shares some insights and predictions.
Regulations, collaboration, innovation, green financing and clean hulls are important elements to maritime decarbonisation, but more action is needed to achieve the ambitious International Maritime Organisation (IMO) targets, said industry experts at the Ocean Now event.
Shipping is the most efficient way to transport goods around the world. However, the shipping industry is facing a wave of changes as it grapples with new regulations, technology and transparency. So, what is the future of the container shipping industry? And which measures should be taken to achieve green and sustainable shipping?
The shipping industry is sailing in choppy waters. In addition to facing more environmental and efficiency requirements, COVID-19 has disrupted sea trade, ship building, ship technology and the economic picture. The question now is will it get even worse before it gets better? Jotun Maritime Insider shares some industry insights and what they think the future holds.
The dark cloud of Covid-19 and the challenging market and regulatory pressures has a silver lining, according to Erik Risberg, global marketing director at Jotun Marine Coatings. That silver lining is innovation.
Industry stakeholders at PortPIC stress importance of more innovation, collaboration and aligned initiatives to shape sustainable solutions for in-water cleaning.
“The move to solvent-free coatings is a positive step but a holistic, performance-based approach is needed,” says industry veteran Johnny Eliasson, hull and coatings expert at Chevron Shipping: “A clear, science-founded definition based on ISO or NACE standards will benefit the industry as a whole.”
Ballast tanks are an essential element of ships and yet are often overlooked until they are found to be causing a problem. Jotun Maritime Insider takes a closer look at the issues and how the use of suitable solvent-free coatings can bring environmental and cost benefits for yards and ship owners.
New regulations on coating formulation and application are being formulated around the globe and in particular in South Korea and China with the EU expected to follow suit. This poses significant challenges for both the shipyards and coating manufacturers and will require innovation and collaboration to develop new products, argues Jotun expert.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned shipping on its head. The effect has been a massive fall off in shipping demand, with hundreds of cruises and liner sailings cancelled and many vessels going into lay-up. Andreas Krapp, Global Concept Director for Drydock at Jotun, shares some key considerations of lay-ups and idling, and what measures can be taken to minimise fouling risk
While the shipping industry continues to suffer under Covid-19 restrictions, there is growing concern about how the industry is to contribute its share to a cleaner, greener future. But shipping already has its decarbonisation goals in place and new technologies, including advanced hull coatings, have a large role to play in achieving greater vessel efficiency and reducing fuel use.
Industry partners agree there is no quick fix to solving the biofouling issue but Jotun Hull Skating Solutions brings the potential to disrupt the coatings and hull cleaning markets, and help ship operators tackle one of the industry’s most pressing challenges.
Jotun has unveiled Jotun Hull Skating Solutions, an innovative, proactive and sustainable means to help ship owners and operators maintain always clean hulls in the most challenging operations.
The economical and environmental impact of fouling, combined with increasing legislation, are adding to the pressure for more innovation and improvement in hull cleaning methods.
Scrubber systems can play an important role in compliance with upcoming IMO 2020 regulation. However, one often overlooked aspect of installation is paint selection.
High profile speakers and shipping executives at Nor-Shipping stress importance of innovation and collaboration amid changing landscape and tightening environmental regulations.
Norway is well-positioned to lead efforts for the transition to low-carbon shipping, but government and shipping executives stress more collaboration, technology and innovation is needed to achieve global emission reduction goals.
Shipowners and operators want their vessels to operate faster, cheaper and greener to meet rising competition and new environmental regulations.
Experts at Nor-Shipping agree there is no quick fix to solving the biofouling issue. Antifouling coatings, cleaning technology and performance monitoring can all help to prevent fouling but there’s also a need for regulations and financial incentives to encourage more investment by operators.
Market pressures and environmental performance regulations are on the rise, leading to increasing interest in performance systems as shipowners and operators work to achieve greater efficiencies.
The shipping industry is transforming. To meet the new regulatory requirements and market needs, ship owners and operators need to enhance their capability to offer innovative, relevant and efficient services. Technical and operational measures can improve performance, but it is vital that performance monitoring systems are used to measure their effect.
Biofouling – the next big environmental battle? What will it mean for coating makers and operations in general? ShipInsight put these fundamental questions in the spotlight.
Many companies talk of ‘digital disruption’ or ‘paradigm shift’; but very few can explain exactly where to start the digital journey with any kind of certainty argues digital expert.
Sustainability is gaining a foothold in the maritime industry. Jotun Maritime Insider looks at why it matters and what measures companies are taking to achieve safer, greener and more efficient operations.
Digitalisation is a hot discussion topic and the key question that is being asked is, how will it impact shipping? Leading industry players believe developments in digital will provide many opportunities and benefits but the industry-wide digital transition will take time.
Underwater robotic cleaning and inspection is set to play a bigger role as owners and operators strive for fuel-efficient, sustainable operations.
Technical innovations and energy efficiency are key to achieving sustainable operations argues Awilco technical director Christopher Andersen Heidenreich.
The entry into force of the global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species has led to much debate in the shipping industry as ship owners and operators work to implement the IMO’s ballast water treatment regulation.
How is the full performance and quality of marine coatings achieved? There is no simple recipe, but proper surface preparation and application is key.
A holistic approach is crucial in order for the badge of “environmental friendly” to have any true meaning argues Jotun sustainability executive.
Economic upswing in growth gives rise to cautious optimism among top names within the shipping industry. Policy, regulations and digitalisation will continue to impact the industry in 2018.
Many shipping companies struggle in today’s tough markets and seek greater and greater savings. One way to achieve this is through onboard maintenance planning.
Shipping executives stress the importance of technology and innovation to drive greater sustainability in the maritime industry.
Fuel is still one of, if not the biggest expense in ships operation. With this in mind, and before the onset of new regulations, it's likely the best possible time to consider ways to reduce fuel costs.
As regulatory scrutiny on ship operators increases, so in turn does the spotlight on marine coatings manufacturers which must uphold standards of quality with regards to their products and technical services. Coating advisors play a pivotal role in making this happen.
Jotun research identifies issues that can adversely affect the coating lifetime and performance stemming from the use of cleaning water in cargo tanks.
The conversation about the importance of antifouling measures is growing. Here’s 5 reasons why shipowners and operators should not ignore the debate and opt for quality marine coatings.
Industry hails new ISO 19030 standard for measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance as ship owners and operators work to improve their fleet and hull performance, and reduce their fuel bills and emissions.
In our forum for highlighting important topics in the maritime industry, director of business development at Jotun Marine, Geir Axel Oftedahl, shares his views on the new ISO 19030
As cost pressures dominate corporate agendas, many ship operators have come to realise that in the increasingly regulated shipping industry they must do more to achieve a sustainable future. Just focusing on operational costs is no longer enough.
It is almost impossible to escape the word digitalisation when attending a shipping conference or perusing trade media these days. While many ship operators are still struggling to grasp what digitalisation can do for their operations, Klaveness is busy pursuing its ambition to become the leading digital bulk operator.
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