Coatings & Corrosion

Gatto Industrial Starts Electroplating in North America

  Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc. has launched its new Large Parts Zinc Electroplating Line, capable of plating parts up to 27 feet long and weighing up to 8,000 pounds.

Teekay Tankers to Acquire 5 Tankers

   Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced that it will acquire four coated Aframax tankers and one uncoated Aframax tanker for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million.

Crewman Overboard Near Texas

Authorities searching for an overboard sailor 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas   The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a

Hempel Acquires Schaepman

Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a Dutch supplier of specialized industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy.

Fuel Tank Thermal Insulation Introduced

SPS Overlay has been used on three tankers to provide thermal insulation boundaries between two Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) tanks to successfully convert one of them into a Marine Gas Oil (MGO) tank.

New Antifouling Products from Hempel

Building on the GLOBIC and DYNAMIC range of antifouling systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel launched two new antifouling products for drydockings and newbuildings.

Parker Kittiwake Appoints Market Development Manager

Appointment announced as Parker Hannifin confirms official sub-brand status    Parker Kittiwake, the global provider of asset control and protection technology,

LUX Assure Appoints Rankin for CoMic

LUX Assure appointed Scott Rankin as its technical expert for the company’s chemical monitoring technology, CoMic. Rankin joined LUX Assure a year ago and has

DNV GL Tackles Aging Wells with New JIP

The global oil and gas industry is now facing the reality that many of its on- and offshore wells are being used beyond the original lifespan, presenting uncertainty around the integrity,

Sioux Pressure Washers Earn Third Party Certification

Sioux Corporation’s electric motor driven, industrial cold water pressure washers have received third party certification by ETL to UL and CSA safety standards.

UASC Selects Jotun Coatings for 11 New Containerships

As part of a $2.3 billion newbuilding program, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has reached an agreement with Jotun for the provision of antifouling coatings for 11 new container vessels.

Marine Coatings Market Worth $10.4b by 2019

The research report, "Marine Coatings Market by Type (Anti-corrosive, Anti-fouling, and Others), and based on Chemistry (Epoxy, Polyurethane, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019",

Cruise Vessel Drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for routine drydocking of the M/V Nautica Queen. The cruise vessel was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity

Stress Engineering Acquires Efird Corrosion International

Consulting engineering  services and solutions company Stress Engineering Services, Inc., has acquired Efird Corrosion International, Inc., a technical service

Contamination: Primary Cause of Tank Container Claims

Freight transport insurer TT Club reveals detailed results of its claims survey highlighting tank container incidents: contamination accounts for nearly half with

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

Corrosion of “duck” boat bilge pump discharge piping During a recent U.S. Coast Guard inspection of an amphibious passenger vessel / DUKW (“duck”) boat, a marine

Jee Joins Lineup at Subsea Integrity Conference

Jee technical director and courses specialist to join industry experts to deliver critical subsea integrity insight at the first Subsea Integrity Conference North Sea.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Polymer Technology Developments Present Opportunities

New advances in polymer lining systems are emerging as a credible and cost effective alternative to traditional corrosion resistant alloys (CRA), thanks to recent

Fujifilm Debuts Silicone Fouling Release System

Fujifilm Smart Surfaces said its latest silicone fouling-release system solution will help save fuel and time during drydocking, helping tackle indigenous and invasive

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