World’s greenest deep-sea car carrier

The innovative Vindskip® design features a large hull that acts as a giant sail. Once built, this pure car truck carrier will offer the lowest emissions in its market segment. For many decades, international shipping has been running on heavy fuel oil. This is causing ocean acidification, acid rain and other negative environmental impacts. Exhaust gases from ships are also…

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November: The history of Sailing

The trade winds Trade winds are the permanent east-west winds that flow in the earth’s equatorial region. The trade winds blow mainly from the northeast in the northern hemisphere and from the southeast in the southern hemisphere. They have been used by captains of sailing ships to cross the world’s oceans for centuries, enabling the great migrations to America and…

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December: From sail to steam as a driving force of ships

During this period, the life of the seamen on board ships changed dramatically, from handling the sailing rig in all weather conditions to shovelling coal and keeping the steam up The industrial revolution was the beginning of the end for sailing ships, and made the transition from sail to steam possible with the invention of the steam engine. Steamships are…

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