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Archive News – 2016

Archive News – 2016
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December 2016

 

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World Maritime University (WMU) – International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) , Malmo, Sweden 24-25 Jan 2017
In January, IWSA will make a presentation during the conference at WMU – Wind Propulsion Technology Presentation

 

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Fair Transport in Action – Traditional Sail Cargo on the High Seas

Great blog entry from Wipke on board Fair Transport’s Tres Hombres in the Atlantic & Caribbean – traditional sail cargo in action!!! http://windvinder.nl/index.php?id=99&L=1

 

 

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Tres Hombres Rum & Chocolate – Zero emissions from A to B – a great festive gift – find your nearest stockists or contact Fair Transport direct. http://fairtransport.eu/trading/

 

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World Ocean Council – Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS2016)Rotterdam 30 Nov – 02 Dec
Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community

Panel Discussion: Reducing CO2 Emissions: Affordable, Scalable Solutions for Maritime Industries  –  ay 3– Fri, 2 Dec, 10:30-12:00

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 13 Combat Climate Change / SDG 14 Conserve and Sustainably Use the Ocean

• What strategies can be developed for affordable, scalable solutions to reduce the CO2 output of maritime industries?

• How can the diverse community of vessel owners and operators best collaborate with each other, with other key industry sectors (e.g. the fuel industry), and with the IMO to achieve practical, implementable  CO2 reduction?

• How can shipping industry, other vessel owners/operators, shippers, consumers, financial organisations, regulators and other stakeholders best align interests and efforts to reduce CO2 from vessels?

Chair: Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Speakers/Panel
• Warwick  Norman, Executive Director, RightShip
• Theofanis Karayannis, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
• Eric van der Schans, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Rotterdam
•Michael Traut, Research Associate, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
• Gavin Allwright, Secretary, International Windship Association (IWSA)
• Coen Faber, Coordinator, Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission Reduction with the Power of Shippers (BICEPS)
• John Maggs,  Senior Policy Advisor, Seas at Risk

 

November 2016

 

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23-24 Nov  – Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) – Energy Efficient Ships 2016 Conference – London – IWSA presentation on 24 Nov, 11.15-11.50 – ‘Commercial Wind Propulsion Solutions: Putting the ‘Sail’ back into Sailing’
The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.

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22 Nov – IWSA AGM –  The meeting will be held at University College London (UCL) Energy Institute, Euston, London [More Details to Follow]
14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

 

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17-18 Nov  Blue Sky Over the Sea?
German Environment Ministry Conference
IWSA presentation on ‘Modern Wind Ships’ 17 Nov 1630-1700
The International conference “BLUE SKY OVER THE SEA? (Air quality and emissions reduction from shipping – with regional focus on Baltic and North Seas)” organised by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) will focus on the current status of air quality in the marine environment, reduction measures in the shipping sector, future air quality scenarios and needed measures.

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16-18 Nov – Motorships Gas Fueled Shipping Conference – Hamburg
International conference discussing the issues around LNG and alternative fuels. IWSA official supporting organisation. IWSA members should contact secretary@wind-ship.org to discuss discounts for the conference.

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Chartering and Revenue Planning Seminar : 17 & 18 November 2016

The aim of the seminar is to introduce the participants into chartering, its practice and its fi nancial implications. The analysis is based on standard documents and trivial commercial cases and aims to bridge employment terms and results with the life-cycle analysis of the ship as a financial asset.
Topics:
1. Definitions
2. Voyage Employment
3. Time Chartering
4. Financial Planning

Target group
Young and experienced maritime professionals; ideal for financiers, mariners, lawyers and engineers currently active in the industry.

Lecturer
Since 2008, Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas has held the position of Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. In 2010, he became the Head of the newly founded Maritime Business School, which combines all of the shipping-related study programmes at HSBA.

Further information hsba_shipping-seminars
Ms. Sabine Mauermann sabine.mauermann@hsba.de, 0049-40-36138-713

IWSA Members – contact me regarding IWSA discounts for this seminar.

October 2016

Welcome to New IWSA Members

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Innovative Marine Technology Inc.:  TankerProaTM   

 

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SAILCARGO INC.

 

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Open Letter to Head of States of IMO Represented Countries – We’re part of a coalition of 51 businesses and organisation calling on IMO to act on shipping’s emissions at MEPC70. Download Letter – mepc-letter

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24-28 Oct – IWSA attending IMO MEPC 70, London. Discussions on the shipping industries ‘Fair share’ of CO2 emissions.

Survey of Wind Propulsion Technologies for Flagging nations at the IMO is now ready for release. Supported by Univ. of Emden Leer & Marigreen, Fraunhofer ISI, UCL Energy Institute & TU Delft.

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22 Oct – Meeting in Port of Oostende – discussions about Sail Cargo network development within the EU Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme 2014 – 2020 DUAL Ports project  – Developing Low carbon Utilities, Abilities and potential of regional entrepreneurial Ports

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Smart Green Shipping Alliance
– short listed for Initiative of the Year in the Ship Efficiency Awards 2016. This award recognises the collaborative work of organisations developing groundbreaking methods to improving operational efficiency and working towards the reduction of the maritime industry’s environmental impacthttp://www.fathomshippingevents.com/categories–short-list.html

 

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Green Port & Green Port Cruise Congress 11-14 Oct – Venice, Italy
IWSA is an official supporting organisation for this conference and IWSA members should contact secretary@wind-ship.org to discuss discounts for the congress.

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Peace Boat Ecoship Project to present at Green Port Cruise 11 Oct. 1330-1515 Ecoship – an alternative futuristic approach – Andres Molina, Project Manager.

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Maritime Policy Seminar : 11 & 12 October 2016

It is the aim of this seminar to clarify the international maritime policy regime, the drives and the decision-making processes, as well as to explore the impact of certain policies. In the end, participants will have gained advanced knowledge in the field of maritime policy.

Topics:

1. IMO Conventions and Decision-Making Framework
2. European and Regional Policies
3. Topics of Contemporary Interest

Target group
Young and experienced maritime professionals; ideal for financiers, mariners, lawyers and engineers currently active in the industry.

Lecturer
Since 2008, Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas has held the position of Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. In 2010, he became the Head of the newly founded Maritime Business School, which combines all of the shipping-related study programmes at HSBA.

Further information hsba_shipping-seminars
Ms. Sabine Mauermann sabine.mauermann@hsba.de, 0049-40-36138-713

IWSA Members – contact me regarding IWSA discounts for this seminar.

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MAN Diesel Turbo – Recorded Presentation at IWSA Innovation Forum, SMM2016

 

Optimal Propulsion for Wind Hybrids : Business Development Manager, Kjartan Ross

If you missed the MAN DieselTurbo presentation at the International Windship Assoc. Innovation Forum at SMM2016, you can watch a video here. We will be posting this and other presentations from the Forum on our site shortly.

 

 

September 2016

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards, and invite you to learn more about the winners and other nominees on our awards page http://wind-ship.org/en/innovation_awards_2016/

Innovation Category [sponsored by INSB Class]
– Winner – E-ship 1

Technology User Category [sponsored by Sustainable Shipping Initiative]
– Winner – Enercon

Research Category [sponsored by  Norsepower]
– Winner – University of South Pacific – Sustainable Sea Transport Programme

Lifetime Achievement Category [sponsored by Hamburg School of Business Administration]
– Winner – Wilhelm Proelss and Bernd Wagner – Windship Research & Dynarig.

Read all about the awards http://www.schiffundhafen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/SMM_Daily16_Tag4.pdf

http://www.marinelink.com/news/propulsion-innovation415317.aspx

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06-09 September SMM 2016

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors, panellists, presenters, co-exhibitors and stand visitors that helped make our time at SMM2016 so worthwhile. We would also like to thank the organisers at the Hamburg Messe and all of our suppliers. Finally the hard work of the IWSA support team.  Read more

We look forward to posting all of the presentations online in the coming week or so.

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08 SeptemberPeace Boat’s Ecoship project makes the front page of the largest circulation newspaper in Hamburg. http://www.abendblatt.de/wirtschaft/article208204285/So-sollen-Kreuzfahrtschiffe-in-Zukunft-sauberer-fahren.html

August 2016

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Press Release: Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail
Norsepower Oy will receive EUR 2.6 million (USD 2.9 million) in funding to further its research and development of the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution technology.  Norsepower Press Release 2016-08-24

 

 

 

22 August

 

Booth Co-Exhibitors (SMM2016 – Hall A5-301)

The IWSA booth at SMM2016 is an opportunity for some of our members to showcase their projects and also to announce the latest developments in the project development. These include:

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Peaceboat: Ecoship
(Japan) – developing the world’s Greenest Cruise Liner
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Norsepower Oy Ltd (Finland) –  Norsepower Rotor Sail System
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(Japan) – Telescopically retractable rigid sails

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(Denmark) – Large Mutlihull design

 

21 August

WIND PROPULSION INNOVATION FORUM
The update schedule for our 4-day innovation forum at SMM2016 is now online. Details of the 15 technology presentations, 10 panel discussions and the other events are now available. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and expert panelists for this event who have helped us to put together a really interesting program MORE DETAILS

Schedule (Click on Graphic below)
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15 August

WIND PROPULSION INNOVATION AWARDS
The voting for the Innovation Awards is officially closed and we would like to thank those who cast over 4,000 votes for the excellent projects shortlisted by our expert panel. The main Award ceremony will be held as part of our Innovation Forum at SMM2016 on the 8th September (1600-2000). We will be honouring the Lifetime achievement award nominees earlier on the 6th September (1600-1800) More details

We hope that you’ll be able to come and join us there.

 

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05 August

RELEASE: Transitioning to Low Carbon Shipping Module – Sustainable Sea Transport Solutions for SIDS: Pacific Island Countries Case Studies.
http://unctadsftportal.org/sftftoolkit/transitioningtolowcarbonshippingmodule/

The Pacific region is at the forefront of climate change impact, but it is also leading the way in many aspects in the search for alternative, low carbon options for sea transport in SIDS, the critical arteries that will deliver truly sustainable development in these regions.

As part of the UNCTAD Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance Toolkit, the Universtiy of South Pacific and the Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport have done a great job in puting together this module. It covers the unique challenges facing the Pacific region and the critical need for sustainable, low carbon sea transport. It gives an excellent overview of the challenges facing shipping as a whole, but then drills down to cover actual working examples of small commercial vessel wind propulsion projects and the practical steps being taken on the policy, regional framework development and future programs.

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05 August – IWSA SMM Innovation Forum
Our presentation and panel discussion schedule is now available on our SMM Conference page.

We will have over 30 presentations, discussion sessions and networking events in the forum area in front of our booth A301, Hall A5

 

 

04 August – Over 800 votes have been registered so far for the Innovation Awards, still 10 days to go – visit and vote here.AWARDS PAGE

 

 

July 2016

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

26 July – Uddate – The voting has been brisk in all of the categories and we have already had to upgrade the site to cope with the response, with over 500 votes already submitted. Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

NOTE – Members should remember to email their votes for the special Lifetime Achievement Award – secretary (at) wind-ship.org

 

16 July

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The Windschip Project on display at the Dutch Embassy pavillion at the Fetes Maritimes Internationales Brest 2016

13 July

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

 

We are very pleased to announce the Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards are open for voting. With a large number of high quality nominations to work through, our panel of expert judges have whitled those down to the shortlist finalists for the awards.

Congratulations go to the finalists in the four categories and we wish them all the best for garnering votes over the coming month  Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

We would like to thank the judging panel for all of their work compiling this excellent shortlist. Our thanks go out to:

Alistair Fischbacher – Chief Executive, Sustainable Shipping Initiative, Catherine Austin – Editor – Shipping Efficiency Review (Fathom Maritime Intelligence), Craig Eason – Deputy Editor, Lloyds List, Dimitris Argyos – Author of Wind Propulsion Report & Fleet Performance Supervisor at BG Group, Gary A. Mc Intyre – Technical Project Manager – Vessel Management, J.Lauritzen A/S, Gavin Lipsith – Editor, The Motorship, Jasper Faber (PhD) – CE Delft – Coordinator Aviation and Shipping, Katharine Palmer – Manager Environment & Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register Marine, Michael Traut (Dr.) – Tyndall Centre – Manchester University, Michael Vahs (Capt/Prof.) – Emden Leer University & Wind Propulsion Specialist, Nishatabbas Rehmatulla (Dr.) – Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute., Orestis Schinas (Prof.) – Shipping & Ship Finance, Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), Osman Turan (Prof.)  – Director of Research Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Peter Schenzle – Wind propulsion specialist, inventor of Indosail system & lecturer at Hamburg University of Technology, Pierre C Sames, (Dr.-Ing.) – Group Technology and Research Director, DNV GL AS, Sam Kimmins – Sustainability Consultant (Sustainable Transport specialist), Sara Skold -Clean Shipping Index and Sustainable Transport Consultant

We would like to take this opportunity to thank this year’s Award sponsors:

 

  1. Wind Propulsion in Commercial Shipping – Innovation Award
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  2. Wind Propulsion Technology User Award
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  3. Wind Propulsion Research Award
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  1. Special Award : Lifetime Achievement Award (Award Ceremony – 6th Sept)
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Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

We look forward to seeing you at the Awards ceremony on 8th September at SMM2016 in Hamburg (the special Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented on the 6th September)

 

 

 

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SMM Presentation Schedule (6-9th Sept, 2016) – Call for Papers 

SMM 2016 – call for papers / presentations. As you know we have a small dedicated presentation area next to our Booth at SMM 6-9 September and this is a great opportunity to present to an engaged industry audience. For more details – see IWSA@SMM2016

We will also have a number of panel discussions on the vision for wind propulsion & sustainability, barriers & solutions, finance, research, logistics & cargo, ship designmedia perceptions and future research areas. These should be great opportunities to hear expert opinion and engage with the development of the sector. Please let us know if you would like to participate on any one of those panels – secretary(at)wind-ship.org

This call for paper will end on 14th July, so that we can set the schedule, of course further late entries will be accepted but there will be less space available.

If you are interested in marketing opportunities connected with the presentation schedule, please check out our IWSA_SMM2016_Brochure and Gavin directly on the email above

 

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05 July – Wind Propulsion Meeting in Brussels
IWSA representatives will be joining the wind propulsion stakeholder workshop for the EU DG Clima research project – to discuss policy actions at EU and global level to overcome the barriers to the development and uptake of wind propulsion technologies. We are looking forward to a very constructive day of discussions with colleagues from across the wind propulsion technology, shipping, policy and research sectors.

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13 – 19 July: WINDFINDER WORKSHOP AT BREST 2016
Come and join! – 6-day Windfinder workshop “How to turn headwind into propulsion”

By order of the Embassy of the Netherlands, a 3 meter model of a basic headwind-driven Windfinder will be built and launched at the maritime festival Brest 2016, where the Netherlands are Guest of Honor.

With eight sails straight against the wind! Find out how this works, help building the boat and sewing sails, listen to stories of the life-size Windfinders on the ocean, and hear about our experimental boat building expedition of the coming years…

More here: Windvinder Website 

June 2016

New Members & Supporters

IWSA welcomes three new members/supporters to the association and we look forward to working together to build a sustainable shipping future with wind propulsion as a credible and viable propulsion technology solution

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Bound4Blue (Spain)

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VoyageVert (UK)

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Stretch Space Ltd. (UK)

 

 

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

 

IWSA Awards – A big thank you for all of the Award nominations, we have recieved over 40 nominations across the four categories and the judges are currently whittling those down to shortlists for each category, not an easy task. We are planning to have the voting page up and running by mid-July.

23 June

Innovation of the Year Award Certificate
Norsepower recieves the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the  2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards’ ceremony, which took place at Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam.

http://www.marinelink.com/news/norsepowers-innovation411703.aspx

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SNAME – Greek Section  – Wind Propulsion Presentation

On 19 May, Guilhem Gaillarde, Head of Ships Department at Maritime Research Institute MARIN, made a presentation on the efficient use of environment for the benefit of shipping. Mr. Gaillarde started his presentation by making reference to the increasing possibilities, offered by wind propulsion to maritime transportation during the last 5 years. He presented its recent evolution, suggesting that the emerging industry has matured in a rapid way, and started proposing viable solutions. The presentation was done at MARAN & ALPHA tankers building in Athens.

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IWSA will join 40 other teams in the Renewable Energies World Championship cycle race in Julienas, 60 Km from Lyon in the magnificent region of the Beaujolais, France on 8th October 2016   http://www.renewable-energies-world-championship.com/

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

07 June – The final day for nominations for the First International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards. These awards will recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for the shipping industry. The awards spotlight individuals and companies making a real difference in advancing wind propulsion as a low carbon, truly sustainable option for the world’s shipping fleet. If you can’t meet the deadline, please contact us asap – Nominations

The 2016 awards ceremony will be held in the new A5 Green Propulsion Hall at SMM 2016 (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology conference) in Hamburg from 6th-9th September 2016

 

May 2016

 

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27 May – Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May & IWSA Meeting 25th May
A big thank you to all attendees and presenters and to MARIN for hosting the whole Blueweek event. A highly successful showcase of some of wind propulsion technologies, current research and projects that are furthering the development of the sector. Looking forward to further presentations and discussion at SMM 2016 in September.

 

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Call for Papers – SMM2016

SMM 2016 – call for papers / presentations. As you know we have a small dedicated presentation area next to our Booth at SMM 6-9 September and this is a great opportunity to present to an engaged industry audience. For more details – see IWSA@SMM2016

SMM presentation schedule
If you would like to present about your technology, windship project, wind propulsion research paper or complimentary technologies, please send a short abstract to secretary[at]windship.org. There will be a small charge for association members to help cover the presentation area costs. Research/academic slots will have no charge. http://wind-ship.org/en/iwsa-smm2016/

 

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
REMINDER – IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. Presentation line-up has been announced – DOWNLOAD , including many IWSA members. REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN  [No Charge]

IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. Members & Supporters – Contact us if you would like to attend  secretary(at)wind-ship.org

 

 

Recent News Releases

Peace Boat Ecoship: ‘World’s Most Sustainable Cruise Ship’
– Marine Link
Peace Boat Ecoship Project & Natural Propulsion Features
– Hellenic Shipping News
Propulsion Features of “Future-Ready” Ecoship to Be Presented at Natural Propulsion Seminar– Ship & Bunker
Ship Design: Project Aims to Design World’s Most Sustainable Cruise Ship – Ship Efficiency Review

Nominations Open for Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 – Ship & Bunker
IWSA to recognise Wind Propulsion Innovation – The Motorship
IWSA requests nominations for the WPI Awards 2016
– All About Shipping
International Windship Association requests nominations for Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 – Ship Management International
Ship Efficiency Review Editor Catherine Austin Joins Expert Judging Panel For Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards – Shipping Efficiency Review
International Windship Association Launches Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards – Shipping Efficiency Review

Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards – Shipping Efficiency Review
Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards – All About Shipping
Natural Propulsion Seminar – The Motorship

Logistik-Projekt : VW will Umweltprobleme mit dem ersten modernen Segelfrachter der Welt umschiffen (Volkswagen: Seriously considering transporting cars by Modern Sailing Freighter) – Spiegel

Shift happens – Diane Gilpin from the Smart Green Shipping Alliance makes the case for renewable energy use at sea. – Splash 24/7

SA to recognise wind propulsion innovati

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New Shortlist Judge – We would like to welcome aboard Dr. Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, Research Associate at UCL Energy Institute, UCL. He is involved in the Shipping and Changing Climates project and brings a good deal of experience and insight to the panel. Check Innovation Award

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Launch: Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of the first International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards. These awards will recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for the shipping industry. The awards spotlight individuals and companies making a real difference in advancing wind propulsion as a low carbon, truly sustainable option for the world’s shipping fleet. Nominations open now!

The 2016 awards ceremony will be held in the new A5 Green Propulsion Hall at SMM 2016 (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology conference) in Hamburg from 6th-9th September 2016

 

 

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SMM Conference 2016
6-9th September – Hamburg

This year, we will bring the International Windship Association to SMM 2016, with a large premier positioned booth in the exciting new A5 Hall, which is a big draw specialising in sustainable, alternative propulsion solutions. We also have secured a presentation area where we will have 4-days of wind propulsion project showcases, panel discussions on the future of the sector, unveiling leading research papers along with film showings and networking events.

 

 

April 2016

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
We are pleased to announce that IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. Presentation line-up has been announced – DOWNLOAD , including many IWSA members. REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. Members & Supporters – Contact us if you would like to attend  secretary(at)wind-ship.org

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Fiji Cyclone & Sail Cargo Relief Project Appeal

In the aftermath of the super cyclone hit on the islands of Fiji, our good friends and IWSA supporters, the Fijian Voyaging Society and Uto ni Yalo Trust will be putting their traditional sailing vessel the SV Uto ni Yalo to work ferrying much needed reconstruction supplies to remote islands throughout the effected region. We hope you can help support these efforts to deliver these goods over the coming months on a sailing vessel designed to service these hard to reach communities in the Pacific.

ABC news reported on 21 March “Cyclone Winston – Fiji’s worst-recorded cyclone —swept across the island nation on February 20 killing more than 40 people and flattening communities. According to the government, an estimated 32,000 homes were left damaged or destroyed and 350,000 people have been affected by the cyclone.” They are currently facing two more cyclones in the next few days.

News Links: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-21/fiji-extends-state-of-disaster-in-wake-of-cyclone-winston/7264482
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-cyclone-fiji-idUKKCN0WN0ZB
The Uto ni Yalo Trust coordinator, Colin Philp sent me the following message:

“The past few weeks has been spent on repairs and crew training in preparation to join the relief effort. Initially there has been a huge rush to help those in need in the outer islands. We feel that the Trust can be more useful in the medium to long term when those currently providing valuable assistance return home. By using local knowledge and working closely with strategic partners to target our assistance to areas most in need of attention. We are carrying out our first outer island trip with building materials and supplies next week in conjunction with our National Olympic Committee. Levuka produces some of the best weightlifters in the Pacific and their gym was totally destroyed in the cyclone. This gym is also used as the national training centre and has produced many international standard weight lifters including several Commonwealth Games medalists and even Olympic standard lifters. Next we will be working on visiting other islands in the Lomaiviti Group including Koro, Mokogai, Batiki, Nairai and Moturiki then there is interest in the Uto ni Yalo also going as far as Vanuabalavu to drop off supplies in conjunction with the Methodist Church Headquarters team.

We are looking for donations to help cover costs for our core crew of 6 (including the skipper) allowances for travel, communications etc plus food for crew and visitors on board that come along from the various NGO’s to help distribute the supplies. Please follow our activities on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FijiIslandsVoyagingSociety and do share this with others in your network who might be willing to assist us in helping those in need in the outer islands.”

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Colin Philp

IWSA is supporting this call for help and we will be forwarding 100% of all donations received through our paypal donation link in a lump sum to the Uto Ni Yalo Trust so we can reduce bank transfer fees. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below or use the same link half way down the IWSA home page.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SW74J9BFCJWC6

If you would prefer to make a donation directly to the trust, we can supply you with the bank transfer details or you can contact the trust directly, through Colin Philp colinphilp@icloud.com or  through the FIVS facebook page on the link above.

We will post updates over the coming months and your support is greatly appreciated.

19 April

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07 April

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As part of the IWSA education program, we are organising this Wind Propulsion & Ship Finance seminar bringing together shipping finance experts and MBA students from the Hamburg School of Business Administration, students and researchers from University College London, Energy Institute. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI2040) and Carbon War Room will also present their innovative ship finance programs.

 

Calls for Papers

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RINA – Energy Efficient Ships 2016 – 23-24 November        http://www.rina.org.uk/EES_2016.html

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Fathom – Ship Efficiency 2016 – 2-3 November 2016 http://www.fathomshippingevents.com/ship-efficiency-the-event-call-for-papers.html

 

 

March 2016

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Inerjy – Wind Turbine Vessel

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Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

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The Bessie Ellen – Sail Cargo Vessel

New Supporter

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Deltamarin – Deltachallenger Design

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New Supporter

Siegfried Wagner – Naval Architect

 

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SMM Booth and Presentation area (6-9 September)
As many of you already know, IWSA will have a booth in the new A5 hall, which is a new exhibition area dedicated entirely to ‘green propulsion’, covering all aspects of alternative and environment friendly technologies in marine propulsion. http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/
SMM is the world’s leading maritime trade fair, last year it welcomed 50,000 visitors from 108 nations. With 2,141 exhibitors from 67 countries.
We have also arranged a presentation area close to the IWSA booth, that will be operating throughout the 4 day event, with over twenty presentations, panel discussions, networking events and more – details to follow shortly.

 

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Announcement: One Sails is working on a Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant to look at the use of small autonomous windships for coastal transport.

Coasters of various sizes carry goods around the coast of the UK. Increasing the volumes carried would have the effect of reducing the traffic volumes on the road and rail network and providing a very environmentally efficient and cost effective mode of transport. Fuel and crew costs are an upwards driver on vessel size, but for maximum flexibility of consignment size, widest choice of ports and minimum loading/unloading times smaller vessels would be preferable. Autonomous (i.e. uncrewed) wind powered vessels may serve to reduce the upward pressure on vessel size from these factors.
This project aims to identify if there are any suitable routes, that may be used to test proof of concept vessels to demonstrate the commercial and functional viability of small autonomous wind powered cargo vessels.
Autonomous aircraft and self driving cars are rapidly developing fields, and small autonomous surface and underwater vessels are in common use for surveying and oceanographic purposes. Autonomous ships have been proposed, and are in development. As well as being less legally challenging, coastal traffic is an appropriate area to first develop autonomous vessels as the ship size tends to be smaller and operating close to shore intervention in the event of mishap will be easier. By reducing labour costs autonomous vessels may change the optimum economic size of the vessel.
Smaller vessels have a higher specific fuel consumption than large vessels (they require more fuel per ton of cargo moved). Wind assisted vessels can make significant fuel savings. Wind powered coastal cargo vessels are a proven technology even predating the wheel. The technology in hull, rig and sail design necessary to exploit this potential is currently being exploited in the leisure marine market and is a field where Britain has a significant market share.
http://www.onesails.com/technology/wing-sails/wing-sails

 

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Press Release: Norsepower has entered the finals of the European Marine Engineering
Awards, being a shortlisted candidate for the Fuel Efficiency Award. Norsepower Marine Engineering Finalist EN 2016-03-07

The public voting for the award takes place at
http://www.marinepropulsionconference.com/awards/fuel-efficiency-award
until Friday 11 March.

February 2016

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
We are pleased to announce that IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. More details of the presenter line up to come.
IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. www.blueweek.nl

 

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Green Ship Technology Conference (GST 2016) Innovation Panel Discussion – Gavin Allwright, Secretary of IWSA will moderate the innovation panel discussion at this month’s GST conference, on 16th March, Copenhagen. Discussion theme: Technology hub: moving ‘novel technologies’ from concept to reality.
Panel members include; Noah Silberschmidt, CEO – Silverstream Technologies, Bruno Bouckaert, Sales Director, Hull Vane BV, Tuomas Riski, CEO – Norsepower Oy, Gerd Wessels, Managing Owner, Wessels Reederei GmbH & Co KG, Gary McIntyre, Technical Project Manager – Vessel Management, Lauritzen Kosen

13th Annual Green Ship Technology: The leading environmental shipping event in the industry calendar, 15 – 18 March 2016 Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen http://www.greenshiptechnology.com
Come and join us!

 

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CMA 2016 – 31st Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition, Hilton Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut 21-23 March, 2016 – IWSA is an official supporter of one of the largest shipping events in North America. http://www.cmashipping2016.com . Our US members look forward to meeting you there.

January 2016

On se mettait au transport à voile ?

Le bateau est le plus important moyen de transport de marchandises sur longues distances dans le monde. Presque tous nos vêtements, appareils électroménagers ou matériaux de construction ont pris la voie des mers, et par là, émis des quantités énormes de CO2. Peu cher et pouvant transporter des charges très lourdes, le transport maritime serait le quatrième émetteur mondial de CO2 s’il était un pays. Difficile aujourd’hui d’imaginer se passer de ce service, mais dans un monde où le pétrole va devenir de plus en plus cher, certains commencent à penser à développer d’autres moyens de faire avancer les bateaux.

http://www.lemonde.fr/grands-formats/visuel/2016/01/13/et-si-on-se-mettait-au-transport-a-voile_4846526_4497053.html

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Wind+Wing Technologies (WWT) announced its fuel-free, wind-assist commuter ferry design received a 2015 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Engineering category. The Napa-based company is featured in the highly anticipated December issue, which just recently hit newsstands. WWT is the only engineering winner in all of the state.

It’s a huge coup for the company, who is actively pursuing funding and implementation of its wind-assist vessel design on Bay Area ferry routes, including the Richmond route and the new Treasure Island route slated for 2019. WWT has also submitted general plans of a full-scale 400+ passenger vessel to the United States Coast Guard, and has received positive feedback on the design.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our members, associates and supporters. 2015 was a very active and important year for IWSA and we look forward to building on that solid foundation in the coming year.