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International Windship Association | January 17, 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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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

SSPA – IWSA Full Member

December 13, 2019 |

SSPA is an independent research institute based in Sweden. We supply maritime solutions for shipowners, suppliers, designers, shipyards, ports and maritime authorities worldwide. In projects related to wind propulsion, SSPA is often the link between the … Read More

Oceanic Research Institute – IWSA Supporter

December 12, 2019 |

ORI is Australia’s only independent, Approved Research Institute for Ocean science (Registered Charity). ORI’s international scientists will explore climate-sensitive East Greenland, Pacific Islands and GBR to study impacts of climate crisis on Ocean and coasts, collaborating … Read More

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd – IWSA Member

October 14, 2019 |

MOL participates in the “Wind Challenger Project” (launched in 2009), a joint industry-academia research project led by the University of Tokyo. The project focuses on using advanced sails to provide propulsion for merchant vessels. It aims to … Read More

Bureau Veritas – IWSA Associate Member

July 15, 2019 |

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services. It is the largest TIC serving the marine and offshore industries, providing classification, certification and technical services – including fuel testing. A key … Read More