Damned cool, don’t you think? SkySails is responsible…
Apparently, a source in the maritime business (who isn’t Captain Birdseye) tells Greenbang the industry is “seriously looking into clean ships”.
Still looks a bit weak and flimsy though, doesn’t it?
The first commercial cargo ship with additional propulsion by a towing kite system will be commissioned by the Beluga Group. On Saturday, 15 December 2007, the Multi Purpose Heavy Lift Carrier MS “Beluga SkySails” was ceremonially christened at the “Landungsbrücken/Überseebrücke” in Hamburg. All components of the SkySails-System have been installed on deck. The cargo vessel can now “set sail” for the very first time – starting with a towing kite of 160 square meters in size.