Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd. has announced it is using a patented fluropolymer hull coating on one of its ships to improve hull efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. The coating is intersleek 1100Sr from international Paint Ltd. and it has been applied to Carisbrooke Shipping’s 9,530gt/2010 built Jasmine C, to reduce hull roughness and subsequently, fuel consumption. This may allow ships to be included in carbon credit initiatives such as The Gold Standard which allows fuel savings and Co2 reductions to be translated into tradable carbon credits with a cash value. In March of this year, Carisbrooke applied international Paint products on all of its remaining 6,000 DWT K Class cargo ships to improve efficiency.
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