U.S.-based manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) is announcing a series of new chemical tanker deals in Turkey, one of its biggest export markets. Avon, Ohio headquartered APC is set to begin work this month supplying its MarineLINE tank coating system to the Dentas shipyard in Turkey. The team is undertaking two repair jobs at the yard for Turkish shipowner Veysel Vardal Shipping on its 6800 DWT MT BARBAROS ULUÇ VARDAL and MT BARBAROS HAYRETTİN VARDAL chemical tankers each with 12 cargo tanks and two slop tanks to be coated. APC has just struck new deals to recoat six tankers owned by Turkish ship owner Mercan and a single tanker for fellow Turkish ship owner Transal. The work will be overseen by APC’s Tuzla-based Turkish team led by Koray Karagöz.
Captain Yildirim said Turkey remains one of APC’s most important export destinations where it now commands 80% of the market. APC now has more than 12% of the global chemical tanker coating market with 700 ships coated worldwide with MarineLINE. In 2021, APC reported one of its most successful years of trading, coating 56 ships equating to over 750,000 square meters of MarineLINE applied.
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