The Lade AS Windship is a conceptual vessel that hopes to usher in a new age of sustainable shipping. Norwegian sustainable design firm Lade AS envisions its Windship as sort of an inverted sailboat. The ship would plow through the water thanks to its hull, which would function like a giant airfoil.
Many people harp on cars for emitting harmful emissions into the air, but shipping vessels operate in all of the world's oceans and emit tons of C02. The designers of the Lade AS Windship envision the ship following a wind-friendly course, allowing it to avoid using power for as long as possible. The ship is still a concept, but hopefully it gets those in the shipping industry thinking more about sustainable design.