Nuances of Ship Chandling in India

Ships call ports every day and to carry out their day to day operations effectively, they need goods & supplies. For fulfilling these requirements there are several ship chandling companies in India and around the world. Ship chandling services are necessary to ensure boats and ships sail without worries.
Who is Ship Chandler? How do they serve the maritime industry in India
Ship chandlers provide vessels with a variety of goods and services. They form an essential part of the maritime ecosystem.
Ship Chandler has access to service providers or products that might be listed in catalogues such as those on IMPA or ISSA. IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) It stores coding or numbers that help the maritime industry to identify marine supplies world-wide. The aim is to offer worldwide shipping companies an easy way to order goods. The IMPA system consists of a 6-digit code for marine products, and related products are grouped in product classes. It is a convenient way for a ships crew to restock and resupply, without making numerous transactions, or search for multiple suppliers. These resupply items can be anything from food and luxury goods to safety equipment and mechanical maintenance supplies.
Professional ship chandlers can save large costs to ship owners and managers by improving efficiency and expediting operations, thus reducing the vessels turnaround time at ports. As they provide the necessary maintenance required for ships, their work entails an in-depth understanding of the needs of ships calling ports that range from engine spares to crew supplies to maintenance & repairs. They provide a very specific service to ships who need to purchase equipment and supplies.
However, predicting the needs and requirements of ships calling ports comes with deep knowledge & experience in the field.

Secret to cruise ahead in a tough time

The Situation:
The nature has decided to challenge in terms of Covid-19 to all of us and whole maritime industry is feeling the heat of the moment.
The current industry sentiment is not at its best and most of the ship owners are struggling to get their vessels out for a business.
Ship owners are facing and will face business issues as a result of the current Pandemic.
Unfavorable conditions for business: Due to Covid19 pandemic, most of the vessels are stationary without a project. In addition to that, due to serious slide of crude oil prices in international markets, movement will drop down further in coming days.
Increase in ship maintenance cost: As the vessels are stationary, there is a high chance of bio fouling which cannot be avoided with Anti fouling paint alone. This situation will demand lot of processing on hull before taking out in a sea.
Effect on efficiency post pandemic phase: Majorly due to fouling issue, if not resolved before taking vessels in middle of sea, for sure, it is going to affect the speed of the vessels which may results into more fuel and time consumption.
Ultrasonic Antifouling Protection System is one of the most effective modern day technique evolve over a period of time and become very convenient, cost effective and eco friendly. Ultrasonic Antifouling Protection System is one of its kind & high-tech electronic antifouling solutions in almost all applications of industry where marine fouling must be combated.
The Solution:
As a part of maritime industry, we can hardly do anything to get out this current slowdown due to pandemic. But, what is in our hand is to prepare ourselves to combat against upcoming problems as mentioned above. There is no other option for us other than adapting to new technologies which are far more efficient and eco friendly than which we were using traditionally to get rid of bio fouling.
The System works against marine fouling in sea chests and strainers, conventional- and box coolers, sea water manifolds and raw water piping, resulting in a reduction in maintenance and annual haul-out costs, reducing fuel costs which results increase in efficiency.
The Technology:
This system utilizes the latest ultrasonic transducer technology, producing multiple bursts of ultrasonic energy in a random range of frequencies which results into destroying microorganisms such as algae being the matrix of marine growth.
The ultrasonic energy produces a pattern of alternating positive & negative pressure, producing microscopic bubbles which arise during periods of negative pressure & implode during periods of positive pressure, a phenomenon known as cavitation.
The implosion creates a micro-jet action creating a cleaning effect on the surface. The removal of this initial link in the food chain inhibits marine growth like barnacles and other marine life that feed on the algae.

Your clean hull can reduce your fuel cost up to 30%

When aquatic organism gets attached and grows on an artificial solid structure, it generally is known as bio-fouling. Before establishing a successful community, these Bio-fouling organisms undergo successful changes. These micro-fouling organisms consist of bacteria, micro-algae, and protozoa together with their exudates constitute the biofilm. Micro-fouling progresses to macro-fouling which is the growth of larger Continue reading Your clean hull can reduce your fuel cost up to 30%
When aquatic organism gets attached and grows on an artificial solid structure, it generally is known as bio-fouling. Before establishing a successful community, these Bio-fouling organisms undergo successful changes. These micro-fouling organisms consist of bacteria, micro-algae, and protozoa together with their exudates constitute the biofilm. Micro-fouling progresses to macro-fouling which is the growth of larger fouling organisms. Bio-fouling on the hull acts as a slow poison for business and increases your fuel cost and turnaround time. If youre afraid of making a move, the cost of postponing a decision for a few weeks is going to be huge. Thats why it is very much required that shipowners should maintain their hulls clean by using available anti-fouling techniques.
The most traditional and tedious technique to keep your hull clean is in a physical way. You need to appoint dedicated labor to make this happen on regular required intervals but obviously, this process is time-consuming and difficult to sustain for a longer period due to human intervention.
Another way to keep your hull clean and clear by applying Anti-fouling paints on critical areas of the ship. This is quite a successful method but majorly recommended when your vessel is new. This also required maintenance at certain intervals to ensure effectiveness. The disadvantage in using this method is, not every anti-fouling paint available in the market is Eco friendly and may cause harm to the marine ecosystem due to toxic emissions on a regular basis.

The most advance and latest technology to control bio-fouling are by taking the ultrasonic path. The ultrasonic anti-fouling devices are exceedingly small and cover sufficient area which is expected to be protected from bio-fouling. This ultrasonic system is environmentally-friendly and does not release any biocides and micro-plastics. Ultrasonic sound is inaudible to humans or marine life with no interference to sonar and other electrical equipment. Power consumption in these devices also exceptionally low as equal as 3.6 Watt-Hour per transducer which makes it ideal for onboard, standby, or remote power. It is extremely easy to install as compared to other methods. Especially it does not require dry-docking which saves a lot of time. Ultrasonic devices are quite easy to maintain and maintenance intervals get extended compared to traditional techniques. It also saves your downtime which effectively reduces your running costs. It is a need of time for a shipowner to switch to the Ultrasonic method over traditional ways to control bio-fouling.
Aeromarine Private limited having headquarter in Mumbai is a leading name in Indian Marine The industry for providing effective solutions. These Ultrasonic Anti-fouling devices are ready with them and available to dispatch from their various network office across the Indian coastline.
Aeromarine not only gets this device in your vessel but also support through regular maintenance and sufficient warranty period. Other than ultrasonic Anti-fouling systems, they are also manufacturer and solution provider in Maritime such as Ship Maintenance products, Marine Navigation systems, and various ship essentials. In case, if you wish to know more about bio-fouling and anti-fouling solutions, you can directly reach us on+918657554870 or you can write as well on marketing@aeromarineindia.com. To know more about Aeromarine Private Limited, you can visit our official website www.aeromarineindia.com .

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