Sky Sails

The Bremen-based Beluga Group will become the world's first shipping company to equip a freighter with a giant kite that'll harness ocean winds and help conserve fuel. While such Sky Sails won't replace diesel fuel, they can, under optimal conditions, cut fuel usage in half.

Earlier: Cargo by kayak

1 comment:

Alex Wegman said...

Wind power back in fashion? Now there's an idea! I seem to remember reading years ago about some cargo ships that had a big rigid sail system to harness the wind. As the article suggests, given a sail that is big enough, look out for a new advertising industry, with passing airlines as the target audience. :-|