Skysails – Marine Environmental Initiatives At Work

  Passion focused on a singular goal is often the driver of new ideas and technology. Today the focus for many is on saving our planet from the effects of global warming a goal magnified by a global, bipartisan desire to reduce our dependence on oil. For maritime interests the opportunity to participate in a solution is significant. A recent study by the American Geophysical … [Read more...]

Skysails – First Ocean Voyage A Success

Discoverer user mateMB has pointed us to news of Beluga shippings Skysails project to cross the atlantic with the use of a kite. In yesterday's press release Beluga Group tells us; M/V Beluga SkySails has successfully completed her maiden voyage on Thursday, 13th of March 2008, when finishing a double transatlantic passage after an about 12,000 sea miles long journey. With … [Read more...]

Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long "Beluga SkySails" in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound like some sort of alchemy for the 21st century. The ship will make its maiden voyage in January across the Atlantic to Venezuela, up to Boston and back to Europe. It will be pulled by a giant … [Read more...]

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for "green" stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to augment tradition ship propulsion systems with kites. SkySails tells us: SkySails is now offering a wind propulsion system based on large towing kites, which, for the first time, meets the requirements of shipping … [Read more...]