Dry dock

Empower your ships to get the job done 

You’ll already know that shipping is operating in a complex and competitive environment where optimising and saving is key. Once a vessel leaves the dry dock it’ll be fighting fouling in different waters with unpredictable trading patterns for years. We also know that vessels on average lose up to 20 per cent efficiency over five years, which leads to increased costs. So choosing the right hull coating can be worth every minute in dry dock.

With our coating solutions, you can:

  • Reduce your speed loss
  • Prevent the risk of fouling
  • Reduce vessel downtime

Reduce your fuel and maintenance costs

When working with Hempel, you benefit from more than 100 years of marine coatings expertise. Our industry-leading solutions are developed to save fuel, cut emissions and protect vessels from corrosion. This is why the most successful global marine companies consistently rely on our fuel-saving coatings to reduce costs, and use our specialists to help analyse speed loss with our SHAPE (Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency) solution.

Because of our global presence, we can deliver coatings when you need them, wherever the dock is located. And you can always turn to Hempel Services to be your sparring partner, ensuring your coatings are applied efficiently.

Setting new standards for international performance and quality

With Hempel, you can be sure your coatings meet local and international regulations together with the highest quality standards. We’ve been a key contributor to ISO 19030, which defines methods for measuring changes in hull and propeller performance. And if you’re concerned about the 2020 sulphur cap regulations, we also have solutions to keep your operations compliant while cutting emissions.

Ensures we supply consistent quality globally

Ensures our products meet standards for hull and propeller performance

Read our case stories

Get inspiration from some of our latest drydock projects around the world.

Neptune Lines switches more vessels to Hempaguard
Application of HEMPAGUARD X7 on Vision of the Seas
Euronav chooses Hempaguard after impressive results
Get inspired and explore even more of our Marine case stories

Download resources

Boost your knowledge with some of our most popular drydocking resources and guidelines.

Maximise fuel efficiency with SHAPE (Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency)
Fouling control technologies
Declaration of conformity MED (EU)
Declaration of conformity MER (UK)