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International Windship Association | August 3, 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

CRODA – IWSA Supporter

July 5, 2020 |

Croda’s Energy Technologies sector is a world leading supplier of ester base oils, performance additives and greases. Use of Croda REWITEC™ grease products enhances the lifetime of bearings in Flettner type rotor sails used in marine propulsion … Read More

Canard Wingsail – IWSA Supporter

June 24, 2020 |

CW is currently in the exciting start-up / R&D phase.

The ‘Zephyr’ wing sail, already in use, is the datum (reference point) wing sail for the purpose of designing a canard wing sail. The Zephyr established spatial … Read More

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) – IWSA Member

June 3, 2020 |

As an integrated logistics company grown from shipping business, “K” LINE contributes to society so that people live well and prosperously. We always recognize this principle in our operations. “Seawing” is one of our solutions. “K” LINE … Read More

Times Up – IWSA Supporter

June 2, 2020 |

As part of our work on preferential futures, Time’s Up has been investigating the implications of low/no carbon travel and transport. One of the central possibilities here is the use of wind powered vessels for international trade … Read More