Airseas Installs Its First Fuel-Saving Auto-Kite On A Cargo Ship

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By harnessing the power of the wind, cargo ships will be able to reduce their carbon footprint by a staggering amount. The Seawing system is an automated parafoil kite that can be attached to all types of ships. It works by connecting wind-monitoring computers to navigational systems, which help steer the ship and its kite into favourable wind conditions. It is expected to cut fuel consumption and emissions by a whopping 20%—a welcome change given that these titanic ships can consume up to 225 tonnes of fuel per day. Read full article here

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