Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) is announcing a new deal with United Overseas Management (Hellas) to fully recoat two of its oil and chemical tankers. The recoating work for the Greece based shipping group is due to take place over March and April this year in China.

APC will apply its MarineLINE protective tank coating to the 45,293 DWT UACC Mansouria and the 45,249 DWT UACC Marah. Both the vessels, which were built in South Korea in 2013, are equipped with 22 tanks that offer 27,500 sqm. of cargo carrying space. MarineLINE was chosen as the tank coating during their construction and the recoating will maintain its high performance following a decade of service. Georgios Mitropoulos, APC Southeast Europe sales manager, signed the latest deals with United Overseas.

“These projects follow on from the recoating work we delivered for United Overseas in 2022 and are testament to the working relationship we continue to build with the company,” said Mitropoulos. “We work closely with them in order to support all their requirements. The low absorption characteristics and the highly glossy surface of MarineLINE allow operators to reduce overall tank cleaning times.

“As well as a quicker turnaround, it also means a reduction in fuel consumption as well as being better for the environment,” Mitropoulos continued. “Those factors are a real plus for shipping operators and are becoming increasingly important to them.”

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