Hull Cleaning

Fast, efficient and safe hull cleaning

GAC Panama’s hull cleaning services meets the growing demand for green, safe and affordable solutions at Balboa and Cristóbal ports.

Reap the benefits of better vessel performance and fuel efficiency with GAC Panama’s eco-friendly hull cleaning services. Unlike traditional methods using divers with brushers or karts, the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) removes biofouling from vessel hulls, without damage to expensive anti-fouling coatings or the oceans.

Going beneath the surface

The growing demand for green, safe and innovative hull cleaning solutions in Panama is met with GAC Panama’s hull cleaning services. Vessels calling at Balboa and Cristóbal ports can book a hull clean with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) without disruption to schedule, cargo operations or bunker fuel supplies.

The slightest fouling on a vessel’s hull adds water resistance which can significantly increase fuel consumption. Our hull cleaning solution goes beneath the surface to reduce fuel costs and CO2 output for all types of sea going platforms, while increasing efficiency of propulsion and engine systems. GAC Panama’s hull cleaning services remove fouling, giving you optimal performance and energy efficiency and avoiding the expense of recoating in case of damage.

As no divers are used, cleaning can be performed day or night and in most weather conditions. The ROV uses adjustable seawater jets under variable pressure to remove fouling, minimising the risk of damage to expensive anti-fouling coatings or the delicate marine eco-system. All removed fouling is pumped into an onboard filter and deposited into dedicated containers onshore for safe disposal by a locally approved environmental waste company.

Complement the advantages of a clean hull with our bunker fuels services. We work with trusted, vetted suppliers to source and manage the cost-efficient supply of quality bunker fuel and marine lubricants ex-barge at any of Panama’s ports.

GAC Panama is part of the GAC Group, a well-known international provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. All our operations are aligned the Group’s high standards of quality, safety, compliant and ethical business practices and we apply stringent HSSE practices to all that we do to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, our customers, suppliers and all that we work with.

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GAC Panama Shipping- S.A.
Panama Pacifico Office

International Business Park Building 3855, Panama Pacifico Panama Republic of Panama, Arraijan

Shipping / Logistics
Jean Paul Morales

Operations Manager