Through the accord, member companies (Teekay Shipping Corp., Vancouver, Canada; World Wide Shipping Managers Pte Ltd., Singapore; and Marenostrum Ltda., Lisbon, Spain) have allocated all of their 2003 drydockings to International Coatings Ltd. In addition, V-Ships Group also placed a significant proportion of their 2003 drydockings business with International.
“This deal is a landmark,” said Simon Parker, International’s UK marine manager. “For the first time, global ship owners, operators and managers have contracted together for their drydockings.”
Marcas subjected TBT-free antifouling products to a third party technical audit, including in-service performance testing, before awarding the contract to International Coatings.