SANDEFJORD, Norway — Jotun has launched an innovative solution that brings simplicity, predictability and optimal quality to the process of marine onboard maintenance.
SeaStock Management Solution will see Jotun effectively assuming full management of its customers’ onboard maintenance. This encompasses condition surveys, full ordering and logistics, direct communication with vessels, business and technical reviews, optimizing products for individual requirements, and crew education. It is the first offer of its kind on the market.
Commenting on the service launch, Habibe Escobar Meléndez, DryDock and SeaStock Concept Manager at Jotun, explained, “Onboard maintenance is an essential but specialized area that requires time, understanding and commitment. Often conducted in difficult conditions, by crew that may lack sufficient training, there is a risk of poor quality application — leading to premature corrosion — and excessive paint consumption. Then of course there is the commitment from management required to order, monitor and optimize the process to achieve the best efficiency, costs and results.
“With SeaStock Management Solution, Jotun effectively takes on board all this responsibility and professionalizes the process to achieve optimal results. This reduces hassle, frees up time and resources and, importantly, improves the condition of the assets. The solution gives complete predictability in terms of costs and allows our customers to focus on what they do best, running maritime businesses, while we focus on what we do best — protecting people and property with world-leading solutions. It is a simple way to tackle what can be a complex and costly process.”
The revolutionary solution is tailored to meet individual customer needs. For a set lump sum, Jotun takes full control of a company’s “paint locker” and ensures a mix of the best products, while educating relevant crew members, to achieve the best quality finishes, prolong maintenance intervals and achieve significant cost savings.
Jotun, which provides coatings for some 25% of the world fleet, also assigns a professional in-house team to manage each customer and monitor coating condition and quality.