Propeller Blog


The future of shipping: cool and sustainable


The shipping industry is currently experiencing exciting and long-overdue tectonic shifts that will change it forever. AkzoNobel is one of the companies to help revolutionize this global industry. As changes are taking hold across the industry the momentum to do things differently is growing and this is creating endless opportunities to innovate, create and transform. […]

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Do shipowners realize the benefits of investing in sustainable solutions?


On May 28th 2015 the Dutch “Financieele Dagblad” published an article on AkzoNobel’s successful launch of the first ever carbon credit methodology in the maritime industry. Linked to our company’s eco-friendly antifouling coatings Intersleek®, the scheme provides an additional financial incentive to shipowners to upgrade to sustainable solutions.  However, as the maritime industry is going […]

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Intersleek upgrade pays off on high-speed ropax ferries in Australia


Two high-speed ferries owned and operated by TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, which run between Australia’s Port of Melbourne in Victoria and Devonport in Tasmania, have had a series of hull coating upgrades which are paying off in terms of improved efficiency and lower maintenance requirements. One of the ferries has already had her hull coated […]

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Interline 9001 and AkzoNobel’s global support set-up a “unique combination”


The Challenge Chemical tanker operators face a growing challenge in choosing the best cargo tank coatings. An increasingly diverse range of cargoes, some of them commonly known to be aggressive, can now be shipped in special coated tanks and may not need stainless steel containment. However, the carriage of many of these cargoes can still […]

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Can you objectively measure hull and propeller performance? The new ISO 19030 standard explained

Many of the customers in the maritime industry are confused by the various promises from their suppliers regarding potential fuel savings. AkzoNobel is committed to deliver transparency and choice in hull coating selection and performance. AkzoNobel has played an influential role in the development of all parts of the new ISO 19030 standard which was […]

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Can drones transform the maritime industry?

Much has been made of re-supplying vessels at sea using “unmanned aerial systems (UAS)”, or: drones. The first tests demonstrated that various barriers still need to be overcome to make this a feasible option for the maritime industry. So, is this really the area where we should expect the deployment of drones in the short […]

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Predicting the future


A unique combination of big data, smart software and details of a ship’s trading pattern underpins new digital technology, developed by AkzoNobel Marine Coatings business, which enables ship managers to understand the effect of their trading routes on fouling challenge and to  invest in hull coating specifications tailored to fit a ship’s specific operating profile. […]

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20,000th application of Intershield 300

The 20,000th application of Intershield 300 is a significant milestone for AkzoNobel and its customers. Since its launch in 1988, we have not only seen continued trust and confidence in the performance of Intershield 300, but also a growing understanding of its commercial and operational benefits, through efficiency savings and life-cycle cost reduction. In November […]

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Taking 2GO further with AkzoNobel Antifouling coatings


Background As an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with 2,000 that are inhabited, ships are the lifeblood of the Philippines. From ferries moving people to different cities to coastal cargo ships carrying traded goods, the ability to move across the seas ties this growing nation of more than 100 million people together. With a […]

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AkzoNobel’s lightweight coatings get “thumbs-up” from US Navy

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Background Saving weight can be a priority on board commercial ships and naval vessels. The designers of cruise ships, ferries, offshore support vessels and tugs often face weight constraints, but for military vessels, weight minimisation is always an important objective. However, there has often been a compromise between lightweight coatings and cost. Now, two of […]

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