Port biofouling removal bans drive a smarter approach
Proactive hull cleaning can reduce vessel energy costs by 10% and protect the environment. But all stakeholders must be involved if the benefits are to feed through. These include regulators, coatings manufacturers, port authorities and technology providers
Shipowners’ traditional method of removing fouling from a vessel’s hull leaves biocides, paint particles and biofouling in the water. The evolution of technology must be encouraged by port operators and regulators
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