Wind assisted ship propulsion technologies since they replace part of the energy normally generated by fossil fuels, appear to have economic and environmental benefits for both the shipping industry and society. What's behind this promising trend? And which hurdles are still there? Dr. Vasileios Kosmas, Senior Researcher at the Hapag Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) at Kühne Logistics University, shares his insights.
As part of the EU Interreg North Sea Region programme "Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion" (WASP) project KLU has been embarking on a journey of finding the solution to one of the greatest challenges of our time: the decarbonization of the shipping industry.
Webinar coming up soon:
- "The Uptake of Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion Technologies in the Maritime Industry", May 6th 2021, 1pm
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The Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) of KLU is head of the 'Policy and Viable Business' work package of WASP. Along with ten other partners, it is investigating the regulatory and business challenges that need to be resolved in order to accelerate the uptake of WASP technologies.