Performance monitoring critical to optimizing vessel performance – and saving money

The new Jotun whitepaper provides an overview of developments, challenges and advances that are being used to further improve vessel performance.

Performance monitoring critical to optimizing vessel performance and saving money

Curated by Jotun experts for industry stakeholders, this free-to-read whitepaper has a particular focus on hull and propeller monitoring, enabled by an open standard and data-driven solutions. These, combined with proven quality hull coatings, can ensure operational efficiency and save money.

“We firmly believe that fully exploring the potential of efficiency gains through performance management is key to sustainable operations and will be a principal requirement for ships of the future. The industry in general is becoming more complex and challenging with stakeholders like charterers, banks and regulators, all pushing for more efficiency and transparency. Adopting sustainable business practices and monitoring in accordance with recognised standards will help operators meet the increasing performance demands and regulatory requirements,” the paper states.

The authors predict maximising fuel efficiency will be high up on the owners’ agenda going forward.

“From 2020, the IMO 0.5% global sulphur cap will take effect. Experts disagree on what the outcome of the regulation will be on the maritime segment; but most agree that fuelling vessels will become a more complicated and expensive business. Maximising fuel efficiency, then, will once again be owners’ top priority, and with this in mind, the ability to measure and quantify performance improvements will be vital,” the paper states.

The whitepaper includes a case study that shows how the application of ISO 19030 can enable greater transparency in the hull coatings market, and assist decision-making for shipowners and operators, ultimately leading to a more fuel-efficient industry.

Read the whitepaper on Jotun Maritime Insider