Why performance monitoring is critical in shipping

Why performance monitoring is critical in shipping
Antifouling hull coatings and performance monitoring systems help operators optimise operations (Image: Pixabay)

Ship operators must implement a hull coating solution and a performance monitoring system if they want to operate their vessels more efficiently, while reducing fuel consumption, costs and emissions, according to a new white paper from Jotun Marine.

The white paper provides an overview of the challenges facing operators. It also outlines how regularly monitoring hulls, propellers, engines and systems, as well as factors like fuel consumption, speed loss and trim optimisation, will help them to comply with new regulations and emissions requirements.

In addition, Jotun Marine explores the impact of biofouling, noting that it can significantly reduce a ship’s speed and increase its fuel consumption. The white paper explains how this can be remedied with the help of a high-performance antifouling hull coating system.

“At Jotun, 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,” said Jotun Marine in the white paper. “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.”

Read the full white paper on Jotun Maritime Insider.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, April 2, 2019