Supply chain of shipping

Shipshave tries to stay on top of members of the supply chain in shipping’s different approaches when it comes to pursuit of sustainable operations.

As a supplier to the industry of sea going transportation, we are impressed of the efforts implemented.

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Development testing and introduction for new Shipshave employees

Shipshave has not posted in conjunction with development testing in a while. That’s not due to not testing, but this time we have a chance to introduce 2 new members of our team while testing and that deserves a post.

Ivan getting ready to test

Charlie preparing deployment

Shipshave’s outreach is growing

Charlie has broad experience from the marine industry not limited to technical ship-management and from a major marine paint manufacturer. He also has a Specialist Diploma in Data Science – Artificial Intelligence.

Please welcome Charlie!

Shipshave’s organization is complemented

Ivan Rafoss joined Shipshave as Operations Manager on August 1st. It will be challenging to keep the office space that tidy in the time to come.

Please welcome Ivan!

A high value pilot customer has completed the 1st phase of verification of ITCH’s efficiency. Grooming only the starboard side, at the end of the vessel’s docking schedule, a visual and comparative approach was set.

ITCH was operated 3 times prior to dry docking the vessel late December 2021. Comparing port side to starboard clearly shows the removal of the green and white microfouling.

The 2nd phase of the verification will take place once microfouling has established on the fresh coat of paint. Thereafter ITCH will be used on both sides where the fuel economy will be compared to 1-2 sister vessels in identical trade.

Fuel consumption assessment by DNV

DNV’s objective was to assess if the use of ITCH of the wetted surface of the vertical sides has affected the speed-power of the Bulk Carrier. The evaluation is based on noon report data. AIS data for the vessel is used to extract hindcast data with information about wind, waves and current.

The reduction in fuel oil consumption of -10% due to partial hull cleaning has been derived thereof.

Shipshave is very pleased to be presenting here within the identified savings obtained by the use of our In-Transit Cleaning of Hulls (ITCH). We belive that the ITCH is a means to improve the vessels CII-rating and should be considered when compiling the enhanced SEEMP.

The Owner of the vessel in question has elected to remain unnamed, hence the masking of the vessel ID in the image.

Re-testing a 63.334 Dwt Bulk Carrier

Embarking at 7:30 am on the 20th of August it made it the second voyage on the same vessel within a week. The bulk carrier departed Sauda after completing the discharging operations.

It was the first time that our team disembarked offshore to a taxi boat. The ambient conditions were optimal.

The image is from a successful Cross Bow Deployment where the ITCH rides the bulb.


Thanks to the vessel’s crew and ship management & Owners for making the vessel available to Shipshave again on short notice.

Testing of ITCH on a 63.334 Dwt Bulk Carrier

At 06:30 am on Sunday the 15th of Aug. Shipshave shared a ride with the pilot from Stavanger to a bulk carrier anchored mid fjord. From there we performed development testing underway towards the final discharge port of Sauda in summer rain.

Thanks to the vessel’s crew and ship management & Owners for making the vessel available to Shipshave.

Shipshave’s organization is growing

Mohammed Nizar is a Naval Architect who has extensive education in the marine field with a Master’s Degree in Marine Technology, specialized in Marine Hydrodynamics from NTNU and an experienced Ship Surveyor from a leading ship classification society.

As Customer Success Manager he will be a link between Sales and R&D with direct communication with the end users.

Please welcome Nizar!

Testing of ITCH on a 58000 Dwt Bulk Carrier

On the evening of the 7th July Shipshave embarked a large Bulk Carrier to perform valuable development testing on the following day.

Our Barnacles removal tool was tested in operation for the very first time. It was very successful testing.

Thanks to the vessel’s crew and ship management & Owners for making the vessel available to Shipshave.