Maintenance Programs: Cargo Holds

Cargo hold cleaning solutions from Drew Marine and Chemo Marine, a Drew Marine Business, protect both your ship and your recipient’s cargo. Our special-purpose products and expertise contribute to educated decisions that promote fast, effective hold cleaning and minimal port time while also optimizing sustainability practices.


With over 38 years of experience as chemical experts in the marine industry, Chemo Marine Chemicals, a Drew Marine Business, offers high-quality cargo hold cleaning solutions combined with the global network of the Drew Marine worldwide support team. Learn more about Hold Cleaning solutions from Chemo Marine today. 

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Drew Marine carries a complete suite of MARPOL Annex V compliant chemicals and equipment for your dry bulk cargo operations. These include cleaners, temporary hold coatings and cargo hold cleaning kits. Our cargo hold cleaners aid in compliance with MARPOL Annex V requirements and our cleaning kits assist crew members in cleaning cargo holds safely, efficiently, and effectively.


MARPOL Annex V Maintenance Products for Cargo Holds

The following cleaners are recommended for cleaning specific cargo residues in accordance with the recommendations listed in this guide and comply with MARPOL Annex V Amendments.

    • a high foaming, water-based, alkaline cleaner that has been specially formulated with detergents, surfactants, and corrosion inhibitors that offers remarkable results for the cleaning of the cargo holds after the loading of Petcoke, Coal, and similarly tenacious dry bulk cargoes.
    • a heavy duty, water-based, alkaline cleaner that is specially formulated for providing a more dedicated solution for the cleaning of Nickel Ore residues.
    • an additive solution for enhancing the foaming effect for the products. It increases the effectiveness of the cleaners on the vertical surfaces of the cargo holds by extending the reaction time building up more concentrated foam.  
    • a liquid combination of an acid, an emulsifier and a passivator for removing rust stains, scale, and light cement residues.​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​A liquid acid scale remover for removing heavy cement residues, limewash, and scale.
  • EDGE
    • A multi-purpose, heavy-duty, alkaline cleaner specifically formulated to meet the marine industry’s requirements for cleaning action, safety and environmental considerations.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A water-based cleaner formulated to meet the marine industry’s strict requirements for safety and performance.
  • ​​​​​​​LAC
    • A liquid alkaline cleaner with a combination of fast-acting detergents, wetting agents and alkaline cleaners blended in a water-based carrier.

In addition to our cleaners,  we also provide easy-to-use equipment to monitor pH levels in bilges and neutralizing chemicals for acidic bilge water. 


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Maintenance programs from Drew Marine are supported by a global network of expert service engineers. Our dedicated worldwide support team of experts is here for any questions regarding services, programs or our products. Get in touch with a representative today. 

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