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MetroMPG 01-22-2008 05:34 PM

News: first "kite assisted" cargo ship on commercial run left port on the weekend
 
Via ABG:

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A SkySail ship left the German port of Bremen over the weekend on its way to Venezuela with cargo from DHL Global Forwading
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According to The News Market, with favorable winds, "fuel costs can be lowered between ten and 35 percent. A small, 87-metre-long freighter would thus save an average of 280,000 Euros in fuel costs per year."
Maybe they'll join Ecomodder and start a fuel log. :)

WaxyChicken 01-22-2008 06:48 PM

I first read about those in PopSci. (you know - the picture science book for kiddies?) i'm surprised they are using such a small kite (judging by the pic) but even at a 10% cost reduction it makes it well worth it.


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