Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) is working with Graphite Innovation & Technologies to apply sustainable coating on 15 vessels in 2023-2024. June 28, 2023 (Halifax, Canada and Singapore) — Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) continues to drive decarbonization by implementing Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) graphene-based, biocide-free propeller coating across its fleet. The extensive application will maximize vessel performance with GIT’s eco-friendly, highly durable, and ultra-low friction foul release coating. This propeller coating – XGIT-PROP – is an extremely effective way to improve and maintain CII rating over the drydocking cycle. The two companies started working together a year ago. EPS applied XGIT-PROP on the propeller of an LPG tanker, QUEBEC. Since application, the vessel has seen improved vessel performance, and has maintained its CII rating. Because of that, EPS decided to expand the adoption of the technology and plans to apply the coating on 15 vessels drydocking in 2023 and 2024. XGIT-PROP is a graphene-based eco-friendly propeller coating that improves propulsion efficiency while keeping propeller surface smooth and free from biofouling. Applying this coating ensures no harmful toxins and biocides are released into the ocean. This adoption supports EPS’s ambitions in reducing GHG emissions and helps the company achieve aggressive sustainability goals.
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