Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings goes Biocide-free with Nippon Paint Marine’s AQUATERRAS

21 Mar 2023: Marine coatings leader Nippon Paint Marine has announced the application of its unique biocide- free self-polishing coating (SPC) AQUATERRAS to RIVIERA, a luxury cruise ship operated by Oceania Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH). This application of Nippon Paint Marine’s award-winning AQUATERRAS product follows pre-pandemic testing on NCLH’s vessels. […]

Nippon Paint Marine’s AQUATERRAS offers Carisbrooke Shipping Solutions that Drive Performance

AQUATERRAS was applied as a test to Carisbrooke Shipping’s MV ONEGO ISLE’s vertical sides at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard in late 2022 to test AQUATERRAS’ performance alongside Caribrooke’s standard conventional SPC antifouling coating. AQUATERRAS is the world’s first biocide free self-polishing underwater fouling resistant coating. It was developed incorporating new patented hydrolysis coating technology derived from […]

Technology Showcase Success Results In Run of Orders For Nippon Paint Marine

Nippon Paint Marine’s innovative approach to marine coatings technology was the primary focus of this year’s Korea Showcase 2022, with a number of delegates praising the company’s range of antifouling and anticorrosion systems in meeting the shipping industry’s environmental and energy savings objectives. The event, a technology day established ten years ago to share the […]

Polaris Shipping Trio Opts for Nippon Paint Marine Hull and Hold Coatings

Polaris Shipping, one of South Korea’s largest bulk carrier operators, has specified Nippon Paint Marine hull and hold coatings for a trio of Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC). Two of the 250,000dwt vessels – Stellar Young and Stellar Way – were applied with the company’s NEOGUARD® and FASTAR® coatings in July at Keppel Subic Shipyard, […]

Nippon Paint Marine Reduces Routine Maintenance for Starnes

The Nippon Paint Marine NEOGUARD anti-corrosive coating applied to the cargo holds of the 40,000dwt bulker Starnes has been a key factor in ship manager HJH Shipmanagement GmbH being able to extend cargo hold maintenance. Starnes, delivered from the Chengxi Shipyard in 2020, was delivered with a full range of Nippon Paint Marine protective coating […]

Static Performance of Nippon Paint Marine’s AQUATERRAS Astounds

Nippon Paint Marine has reported substantial interest in its AQUATERRAS® antifouling system following growing evidence that cruise ships are returning to service after lengthy lay-up with hulls completely free of biofouling. After full application of AQUATERRAS to a pair of cruise ships in early 2019 and 2020, followed in mid-2020 by subsequent pandemic-enforced 18-month anchorage, […]

Nippon Paint Marine Introduces New PSPC-Compliant Universal Primer for Newbuilds

Global coatings pioneer Nippon Paint Marine has added a new anti-corrosive universal primer to its E-Marine range of paints. E-Marine 2000 is the Japan-headquartered company’s first general-purpose epoxy primer manufactured in China for the Chinese newbuilding market. While the universal primer is suitable for application to all areas of a newbuild ship, such as the […]