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Old 01-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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News: first "kite assisted" cargo ship on commercial run left port on the weekend

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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.

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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