ARe sailing cargo vessels the wave of the future? The French company TOWT thinks so.
Sailing cargo vessels reduce emissions by 90%. That’s a draw for some European shippers. But they also offer the ability to visit ports that don’t have deep channels, and they provide cargo space that is equivalent to around 100 containers. The cargo may also receive better handling than it would in a cargo slot on a megaship.
TOWT says they are targeting transatlantic routes for their runs, and they are building more vessels.
Others are experimenting with sail. Hyundai’s Hi-Rotor sail has obtained approval from the Korean Register to be used on ships.
By Charlie Bartlett, Technology Editor 30/08/2022TOWT to become ship owner-operator with growing cargo schooner fleet – The Loadstar
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