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Monthly Archives: March 2015

SkySails – IWSA Supporter

March 9, 2015 |

SkySails GmbH is the market and technology leader in the field of automated towing kite systems. Some 40 employees representing a wide range of disciplines and specialties – from aerospace engineers, to software developers, shipbuilders, management professionals … Read More

Norsepower – IWSA Member

March 4, 2015 |

Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution allows the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing the wind power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. Rotor sails can be used with new vessels … Read More

Crain Technologies – IWSA Member

March 4, 2015 |

CRAIN Technologies is a R&D organization dedicated to sailing technologies and low emission propelling. After having carried out many developments and research on sailing boats like sail cutting software, VPP, CFD, America’s Cup design..CRAIN has been developing … Read More

Does Wind Help?

March 3, 2015 |

The use of wind propulsion in modern commercial shipping covers a wide spectrum – from wind-assisted motor vessels, where auxiliary propulsion is provided by wind to purely wind ships with or without auxiliary via sailing-hybrid ships where primary propulsion is … Read More

What is the Regulator Doing?

March 3, 2015 |

The exhaust gases emitted by ship diesel engines, contain a variety of substances. For international regulation the most important substances are sulphur oxides (SOx, caused by the sulphur contents in fuel), nitrous oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter … Read More

Does It Pollute?

March 3, 2015 |

Currently, the most official/authoritative emissions numbers are from the Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014.

IMO Executive Summary IMO Full Report

The shipping industry has been mandated to invest in increased fleet efficiency via EEDI, however ‘slow steaming’ has been … Read More

WWF – IWSA Member

March 3, 2015 |

WWF believes that fundamental changes are needed to the way that shipping is operated and regulated globally. We are working with a number of sustainable shipping initiatives promoting improved environmental performance and alternatives to ‘business as usual’ … Read More

Modern Merchant Sailing Vessel – IWSA Member

March 3, 2015 |

IWSA Member

Modern Merchant Sailing Vessel: – Since the early Eighties Capt. Hartmut B. Schwarz developed the innovative idea of DynaRig by Wilhelm Prölss and constructed the Pinta-Rig – named after the first modern technology passenger sailing … Read More