Thordon strengthens position in container market
Thordon Bearings is cementing its position in the containership market with another order for its Compac water lubricated propeller shaft bearing concept.
The decision by Brazil-based cabotage carrier Log-In Logística to select the Compac solution for a 2700 teu newbuild Log-In Polaris, is indicative, said Thordon, of a trend in the sector for mitigating against the risk of oil pollution.
“As we operate in some very sensitive eco-systems, we have a strict policy of ensuring our operations are environmentally sustainable,” said Enio Stein, CFO, Log-In Logística.
“The water lubricated propeller shaft concept meets this objective, as its operation does not contaminant the marine environment.”
The full order for the Log-In Polaris includes a complete Compac water lubricated propeller shaft system that includes a proprietary water quality package (WQP), a Thor-Shield shaft coating system and a Thordon bearing condition monitoring system.
José Fabio Camocardi, director, Thortech, Thordon’s distributor in the region, said: “This is Log-in Logística’s first experience with the COMPAC system, so they have trusted Thordon to deliver a solution that does not pollute and is simple to maintain.”
“Performance will be assessed and if the results show an advantage, the owner has said it will consider the system for further newbuildings.”
Last year, Thordon received a record number of containership Compac contracts, with orders from Lomar, Tropical Shipping, Cosco Shipping and Matson Navigation.
To date, Thordon has supplied its water lubricated shaft system to more than 40 containerships.
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