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Rotor Sails project confirms 8.2% fuel savings

Norsepower Oy Ltd., along with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd., announced successful trial results of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard the Maersk Tankers product tanker, Maersk Pelican.

ClassNK issues guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion

As global environmental regulations are becoming more stringent and the shipping industry seems to be showing a growing interest for green options, ClassNK has released its guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships. Wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships are developing further every day.

Bureau Veritas is the latest addition to IWSA

Bureau Veritas is the new member of the International Windship Association (IWSA) to assist in the development of various renewable solutions. BV’s addition is expected to boost IWSA’s development with the establishment of regional wind propulsion ‘centres of excellence’ or ‘hubs’ around the world.

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs is IWSA’s latest member

French maritime company Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group is the latest member of the IWSA. As the firm commented ‘The need to reduce fuel costs and future proof vessels in preparation for decarbonization costs is growing and the embrace of technology solutions that can deliver double digit savings for retrofit installations and significantly higher savings for optimised new builds makes a lot of sense.’

Manitou Group to transport machines on NEOLINE sailing vessels

As part of its CSR approach and in a bid to reduce its environmental impact, the Manitou group, a form specializing in rough-terrain handling, confirmed its support for the NEOLINE maritime project to transport its machines to the American market.

IWSA receives GREEN4SEA Initiative Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that International Windship Association (IWSA) has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by Capital Ship Management, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.

Blue Planet Shipping: Wind Assisted Propulsion combines tradition and innovation

While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mrs Marianthe Patrona, Managing Director, Blue Planet Shipping explains why they have turned to wind propulsion and what their plans are for a greener and sustainable future. Blue Planet Shipping has been shortlisted in the ‘Dry Bulk Operator’ category among other distinguished nominees.

IWSA: Wind propulsion is an attractive solution toward decarbonization

IWSA has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category for its pioneering projects which can deliver 5-20% and with potential up to 30% savings, picking up speed on the road to decarbonization. As explained, key industry stakeholders are planning to test and install wind propulsion systems.


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