The Bellona Foundation, a member of the Clean Shipping Coalition, in cooperation with the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun, convened a Workshop in Oslo, Norway on January 15-16, 2013 to explore the realization of a reliable and transparent hull and propeller performance measurement standard.
Bellona’s analysis has revealed that by simply maintaining ship propeller and hull surfaces, global greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by as much as 0.3 percent of the planet’s total man made emissions.
The invitation-only workshop was attended by a highly qualified group of 30 people drawn from all major ship paint manufacturers, performance monitoring technology providers, and classification societies. In addition to MACSEA, the following companies were represented:
Kevin Logan, President of MACSEA, made a presentation entitled “What is the Object of Measurement?”
More information can be obtained from Bellona’s Web site: