Image Line to provide PR and Marketing support to Thordon Bearings

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Press and Media — By on December 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Sue Terpilowski

Sue Terpilowski

Specialist maritime communications agency Image Line is delighted to announce that it can add Thordon Bearings to a growing list of clients.

The Canadian company, the shipping industry’s leading manufacturer of water-lubricated bearing systems, has engaged the agency to help increase global awareness of its award-winning, environmentally-compliant COMPAC shaft bearing system.

Patrik Wheater, Image Line’s Head of PR, Maritime, Offshore and Energy, said: “We are looking forward to working with Thordon Bearings. The COMPAC system is not only the safest, cleanest way to prevent oil discharges, but it can reduce vessel maintenance and docking costs since it uses seawater and only one seal compared to existing oil-lubricated systems with two seals and metallic bearings. The COMPAC system has a proven lifespan of 15 years or more.

“In fact, in this day and age, with both cost and environmental efficiencies playing such an important role now in ship operation, it is difficult to fathom why oil-lubricated systems are still in operation.  Research by a New York-based consulting firm has indicated that the total worldwide amount of lubricant operational leaks from the ocean-going fleet is about 130 to 244 million litres a year. To add perspective, the oil pollution from the Exxon Valdez tanker spill of 1989 was 41.6 million litres.”

Image Line’s list of maritime and port clients continues to grow, with a portfolio that now  includes Port of Dover, Newport Shipping, Ecoships, DP World London Gateway, WISTA UK, ACO Marine, Rolls-Royce, L’Orange, Street CranesXpress (SCX) Servowatch,   Cronus Logistics, UGL, and the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS).

Image Line Managing Director Sue Terpilowski, said: “Our maritime, offshore and energy division is really shaping up and the addition of Thordon Bearings to our portfolio is an affirmation of our wide industry knowledge and the marketing capabilities we can deliver to companies operating in one of the world’s most exciting and innovative industries.”

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