AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Leading ship owner and operator Navig8 has selected an advanced cargo tank coating from AkzoNobel's International® marine coatings range to be applied to 18 chemical tankers currently under construction at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.

Offering enhanced cargo resistance, near zero absorption for many cargoes and fewer cycling restrictions, Interline 9001® is an advanced bimodal epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers. One of its key benefits is that it simplifies the carriage of a wide range of liquid cargoes, optimizing vessel earning potential.

Navig8 selected the product to help deliver operational benefits for the 37,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) vessels, providing the improved vessel capacity and maximum operational flexibility required to meet increased market demand for large-volume contracts of affreightment.

In addition to the work being carried out at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Navig8 has also selected Interline 9001 for a further four 49,000 dwt vessels under construction at STX shipyard, also in South Korea.