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International Windship Association | December 5, 2016

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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

SailCargo Inc. – IWSA Supporter

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Our mission is to direct the global maritime shipping industry towards carbon neutrality.  We will build & operate a combustion-free cargo sailing vessel by synthesizing old-world  ship building techniques with avant-garde energy & propulsion design. Our ship, Ceiba, will … Read More

TankerProa – IWSA Member

October 27, 2016 |

The combination of the sailing space frame and the vessel to be propelled turns the combination into a Proa configuration, where a Proa is a typically a small sailing canoe, having a sail, with an attached outrigger … Read More

Magnuss – IWSA Member

September 21, 2016 |

Magnuss developed and patented a class-approved mechanical sail for dry bulk carriers and tankers that reduces fuel consumption up to 50%. The sail is a 100-foot tall spinning, hollow, metal cylinder that propels a ship. The Magnuss … Read More

VoyageVert – IWSA Supporter

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We are launching a project to examine the most feasible sea routes in the North Atlantic, supporting our ongoing research of passenger needs and requirements. We are currently working on a business plan to operate a sub25 … Read More