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Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The Pyxis Ocean retrofitted with WindWings, setting sail for its maiden voyage in August 2023. Photo courtesy Cargill
Shipping

Wind-Assisted Propulsion Trial Off to Promising Start

Commodities trading giant Cargill is revealing promising results from a six-month trial of wind-assisted propulsion technology on board one of its chartered

March 13, 2024
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Friday, November 24, 2023
An image of the containerized VentoFoil wings. Image courtesy ONE
Shipping

ONE Launches Wind-Assisted Propulsion Trial

Singapore-based shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the commencement of its first wind-assisted propulsion trial. In collaboration with

November 24, 2023
Total Views: 2351

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
An illustration of the Ville de Bordeaux equipped with bound4blue's eSAIL® technology. Photo courtesy bound4blue
Environment

Airbus to Equip Ro-Ro with Wind-Assisted Propulsion Tech

France-based sustainable aerospace company Airbus, in collaboration with shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Spain-based firm bound4blue, is set to equip one

October 3, 2023
Total Views: 1850

Monday, August 21, 2023
Wake in the ocean
Shipping

GT Green Technologies Partners with Bureau Veritas on Wind-Assisted Propulsion Technology

As the Cargill-chartered bulk carrier marks its first test voyage using the ‘WindWings’ technology, another wind-assisted propulsion system has

August 21, 2023
Total Views: 1095

The Pyxis Ocean retrofitted with WindWings, setting sail for its maiden voyage in August 2023. Photo courtesy Cargill
Shipping

Cargill Tests Sails in Effort to Slash Fuel Burn from Shipping

By Jack Wittels and Gerson Freitas Jr (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest agricultural trader hauls 225 million tons of cargo around

August 21, 2023
Total Views: 3726

Thursday, July 6, 2023
IINO LINES and J-POWER Collaborate on World’s First Rotor Sail Installation on a Coal Carrier
Shipping

IINO LINES and J-POWER Collaborate on World’s First Rotor Sail Installation on a Coal Carrier

Japan-based IINO LINES and J-POWER, the Japanese electric utility, have agreed to install a Norsepower Rotor Sail™ on the coal carrier M/B Yodohime,

July 6, 2023
Total Views: 965

Thursday, June 15, 2023
French Startup Unveils Sailing Cargo Ship
Shipping

French Startup Unveils Sailing Cargo Ship

French transport startup VELA has unveiled the design for its first-of-its-kind trimaran cargo ship that will transport goods across the Atlantic using 100%

June 15, 2023
Total Views: 5381

Thursday, June 8, 2023
New Collaboration Focusing on Hull Design to Maximize Wind-Assisted Propulsion
Environment

New Collaboration Focusing on Hull Design to Maximize Wind-Assisted Propulsion

Naval architects, Deltamarin, and marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies, have joined forces once again to revolutionize wind propulsion in the

June 8, 2023
Total Views: 1923

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Norsepower Secures Funding to Scale Up Rotor Sails Production
Environment

Norsepower Secures Funding to Scale Up Rotor Sails Production

Norsepower Oy Ltd., a leading global provider of mechanical sails for large ships, has secured 28 million euros in its latest Series C fundraising round. The

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2010

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Cargill Testing Wind Propulsion for Cargo Ships to Cut Emissions
Environment

Cargill Testing Wind Propulsion for Cargo Ships to Cut Emissions

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – Cargill, one of the world’s biggest ship charterers, is stepping up a push to resurrect wind

March 1, 2023
Total Views: 5602

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Socatra MR Tanker to be Fitted with Rotor Sails
Environment

Socatra MR Tanker to be Fitted with Rotor Sails

French shipowner turns to auxiliary wind propulsion to help decarbonize. French tanker company Socatra has entered into a contract with Norsepower to retrofit

January 25, 2023
Total Views: 1469

Monday, January 23, 2023
World’s First Wind-Powered Car Carrier Project Gets EU Funding
Environment

World’s First Wind-Powered Car Carrier Project Gets EU Funding

The world’s first wind-powered roll-on/roll-off vessel project has received EUR 9 million in EU funding, some of which will be used to install a test

January 23, 2023
Total Views: 2506

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Illustration of the Northern Lights liquefied co2 transport ship
Shipping

Northern Lights CO2 Carriers to Get Norsepower Rotor Sails

Finnish-based wind propulsion specialist Norsepower has received a contract to supply its Rotor Sails technology on board two liquefied CO2 carriers

August 18, 2022
Total Views: 1782

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
‘K’ Line to Install Kite Systems on Three More Bulkers
Shipping

‘K’ Line to Install Kite Systems on Three More Bulkers

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, better known as “K” Line, has announced plans to purchase three additional kite systems to be

July 20, 2022
Total Views: 4789

Friday, July 1, 2022
Back to the Future? Cargo Giant Cargill Turns to Wind to Cut Carbon
Environment

Back to the Future? Cargo Giant Cargill Turns to Wind to Cut Carbon

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – In a new take on ancient technology, Cargill, one of the world’s biggest charterers of ships, is to

July 1, 2022
Total Views: 4472

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Berge Bulk Newcastlemax to Be Fitted with ‘WindWings’ Sails
Environment

Berge Bulk Newcastlemax to Be Fitted with ‘WindWings’ Sails

A newcastlemax bulk carrier belonging to Singapore-based Berge Bulk will be fitted with four WindWings sails in the second quarter of 2023. The WindWings

June 29, 2022
Total Views: 3806

Monday, June 27, 2022
Naval Architect KNUD E. HANSEN Joins Wind-Powered Ro-Ro Project
Shipbuilding

Naval Architect KNUD E. HANSEN Joins Wind-Powered Ro-Ro Project

Swedish shipping consultancy Wallenius Marine has teamed up with naval architecture firm KNUD E. HANSEN to design the world’s first wind-powered

June 27, 2022
Total Views: 2321

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Scandlines ferry Copenhagen underway with a Norsepower Rotor Sail
Environment

Second Scandlines Ferry Gets Norsepower Rotor Sail

Danish-based ferry operator Scandlines has installed a Norsepower Rotor Sail on a second ferry as the company increasingly turns to wind-assisted propulsion to

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 3098

Thursday, December 16, 2021
French Ro-Ro to Begin Testing ‘Seawing’ Ship Kite for Wind-Assisted Propulsion
Environment

French Ro-Ro to Begin Testing ‘Seawing’ Ship Kite for Wind-Assisted Propulsion

A French tech company says it has installed its first automated ship kite on a commercial ship. The company, called Airseas, says the installation marks an

December 16, 2021
Total Views: 4025

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Trade wings 2500
Environment

Wind-Assisted Containership Receives Class Approval in Principle

A new concept design for a wind-assisted containership has been awarded an Approval in Principle by classification society Bureau Veritas. The design, named

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 4975
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