Sails for Cargo Ships?

24/06/2021

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The shipping industry produces 2.9 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, matching the entire continent of South America. The industry’s greenhouse-gas emissions have increased 10 percent in the last six years. Right now, about 40 companies are developing wind-propulsion technologies for large container vessels. Companies from Britain, France, China, and Japan are all involved. Fifteen large wind-assisted ships are already on the water. More than 20 are in late-stage prototypes. A 200-ton dry-bulk vessel kitted up with three 164-foot sails could save around $1.5 million in fuel costs per year. A larger ore carrier, with five sails, could save about $2.5 million. If only they could unclog the ongoing supply chain logjam…

Read More:

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/wind-propulsion-is-the-future-of-cargo-shipping-and-neoliner-is-here-to-prove-it-163514.html

https://robbreport.com/motors/marine/michelin-nifty-new-inflatable-sail-aims-decarbonize-large-vessels-1234619071/

https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/06/23/a-worrying-trend-covid-outbreak-at-chinese-port-exacerbates-global-supply-chain-delays/



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