• NACE equips society to protect people,
    assets and the environment from the adverse
    effects of corrosion.

Maritime Industry


It has been estimated that the total cost of marine corrosion worldwide is between $50-80 billion every year. The coating industry is almost 40% of the total direct costs, and the largest portion of this cost (88%) is attributed to organic coatings.

Cost of Corrosion Study

Cost of Corrosion Study for Navy ShipsLMI Government Consulting

NACE International offers the ONLY marine-specific certification recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) standard.

NACE Certified Coating Inspectors are in compliance with IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) and IACS PR 34, and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status to NACE International.