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International Windship Association | June 5, 2020

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“The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.”


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Our Mission

Promote the use of wind propulsion in commercial shipping to reduce fuel consumption and decrease climate change related emissions.

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The International Windship Association (IWSA) is a not-for-profit, membership association. There are no commercial ties between the association and any of the members, supporters or non-member companies, notably Windship Technology Ltd.

 




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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ”           W.A. Ward

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”            Mark Twain

Wind Propulsion (WP) & Wind Assist Shipping Projects (WASP)

April 8, 2020 |

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 primary wind ships with auxiliary engines, where primary propulsion is from the wind, augmented … Read More

The Market

April 8, 2020 |

Wind Propulsion Market Overview

There has been a steady growth in market interest for wind propulsion solutions. This market interest has been driven by a number of key factors, including the IMO initial strategy on reducing GHG emissions in shipping … Read More

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards – Archive

April 8, 2020 |

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

The First International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 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 … Read More

ClassNK – IWSA Associate Member

April 8, 2020 |

Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer, cleaner seas. ClassNK offers diverse technical services including the survey and classification of ships and marine structures based on technical independently developed rules.

In 2019, … Read More