FASTAR is the Coating of Choice for JOSCO’s Next Generation 1100TEU Liners

Nippon Paint Marine’s ground-breaking nano-based antifouling FASTAR I® has been selected for the trio of energy-efficient box ships the Tsuneishi Group is building for China’s Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). The first 1091TEU ship in the series, Hull No SS297, is nearing completion at the shipbuilder’s facility in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China, and scheduled […]

Strict Covid Measures Could Restrict Southeast Asia Drydocking Capacity

High freight rates and ongoing workforce limitations due to travel restrictions and Covid-19 measures are expected to result in Southeast Asia’s ship repair capacity falling by more than 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Nippon Paint Marine. In 2019, a total of 516 vessels totalling 28mdwt drydocked at Singapore shipyards for paint jobs, but […]

Nippon Paint Marine’s New FASTAR Antifouling Earmarked for COSCO Shipping VLCC Fleet

COSCO Shipping has indicated it will coat its entire fleet of VLCCs with Nippon Paint Marine’s new antifouling system FASTAR® once initial applications have been evaluated. The hulls of the passenger ferry COSCO Star and the 56,000dwt bulk carrier Xin Liu Lin Hai will each be coated with the game-changing antifouling at drydockings scheduled later […]

Nippon Paint Marine Registers Spike in Turkish Drydockings Amid Asia Capacity Concerns

Turkey, 22 September 2021 – Nippon Paint Marine has registered a significant spike in Turkish drydockings as operators of small to mid-size tonnage redirect vessels from Asia due to capacity issues and a general tightening of COVID rules. According to the Japanese paint manufacturer, one of the global suppliers of marine coatings, ship repair projects […]

Nippon Paint Marine Reflects on Ship Coatings

White paint doesn’t look clean for long. Yet ship coatings of a darker hue absorb more heat, increase the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirement and, consequently, electrical load, resulting in higher fuel consumption and emissions. So, what the industry needs is a darker coating that fails to absorb the heat, right? A coating […]