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Automatic sails on container ships

Ecoliner Fair Winds

Dutch company Dykstra Naval Architects has put forward plans for a new concept sail-powered ship. Dubbed “The Ecoliner Fair Winds”, the vessel has four massive “automatic” sails that use satellite-based weather data to harness the wind and calculate the most optimal route for the ship.

This would reduce fuel costs and emissions considerably as engines could be used much less. This is still a concept ship however soon maybe many containers ships will have sails.

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