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International Windship Association | July 18, 2018

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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

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The Windship Project – Associate Member

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Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) – IWSA Associate Member

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HSBA is the Business School in Hamburg. Currently, HSBA is the academic partner for more than 950 students and 250 cooperating companies. Although HSBA is a relatively young institution, our maritime programmes have already made a … Read More