Cargo Holds

When it comes to ballast tanks, a long service life and low maintenance requirements can mean significant savings. That’s what you get with our certified ballast tank coatings.
Your cargo holds are subject to extremely harsh conditions. Loading and unloading dry cargo causes abrasion, impact and mechanical damage; while new high-speed loading techniques can cause ‘shooting’ damage to unprotected holds. In addition, certain cargos expose your cargo holds to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, which can damage and weaken the steel.
In these tough environments, you need a protective coating you can trust. By choosing our proven cargo hold coatings, you get a coating that’s strong enough to protect your hold against the most punishing dry cargos, and durable enough to ensure you get a long repair interval and reduced maintenance costs.

Why choose a cargo hold coating from Hempel?

Resistance to corrosion and abrasion
Our coatings have excellent surface tolerance and flexibility to maximise protection and minimise your maintenance costs.
Easy cleaning
The faster you clean your cargo holds, the quicker you can load-up and get back out to sea. Designed with this in mind, our cargo holds are very smooth and easy to clean.
Application flexibility
You can apply our cargo hold coatings all year round in hot, cold and humid climates – and they cure fast, too. This means quicker turnaround times and lower maintenance costs for you.
All our cargo hold coatings have NOHH Grain and FDA (Carriage of Dry Foodstuffs) approval.
Environmental impact
All our cargo hold coatings are VOC compliant, below the 250-grams/litre limit, for lower emissions and less environmental impact.

Choosing the perfect coating for your cargo holds

Our cargo hold coatings range includes coatings for all different types of vessel and cargo. When we help you choose a cargo hold coating, we help you weigh up all the different parameters to ensure you get a coating that will last.

Cargo holds solutions:

Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510
Self-priming, two-component, high build, pure epoxy paint reinforced with Hempel's patented Fibre technology.

Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500
Award winning ultra-tough reinforced abrasion resistant pure epoxy dedicated cargo hold coating offering up to 10 years major repair intevals

Hempadur Easy 47700
High solids surface tolerant fast drying abrasion resistant pure epoxy coating offering up to 5 years major repair intevals

Hempadur Impact 47800
High performance impact and abrasion resistant pure epoxy dedicated cargo hold coating offering up to 7.5 years major repair intevals