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Thursday, October 24, 2019 

Coatings supplier Hempel has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a multi-stakeholder group that aims to see the introduction of commercially viable zero emission shipping vessels by 2030.

For full decarbonisation to be possible, zero emission vessels (ZEV) are essential, which is why the Getting to Zero Coalition was established. Hempel has committed to being a key player in achieving the goal of commercially viable ZEVs operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030. .

Christian Ottosen, Group VP, Head of Marine Business at Hempel, said: "As a company, we have long played a key role in helping the shipping industry reduce emissions through our hydrodynamic hull coatings, such as Hempaguard MaX and our SHAPE propulsion efficiency measuring services. When creating ZEVs, we need to consider all aspects of design and operation – not just the fuel source – and our coatings are one of the most important components to achieve this reduction."

Launched in September, Hempaguard MaX is intended to reduce a vessel's drag in the water, which cuts fuel consumption and associated emissions.

"The Getting to Zero Coalition is an extremely important initiative," said Ottosen. "Global trade – and with it global shipping – continues to grow. It is no longer enough to focus just on improving a vessel's energy and operational efficiency. We need a totally new approach to vessel design, especially around propulsion – and we're proud to be part of this very important initiative."

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