The very first transatlantic voyage via kite-power by a cargo ship has taken place. Leaving from Hamburg Germany to Guanta, Venezuela. The â€œSkySailâ€ kite is a massive 160 meters in area which will pull the equally massive 132 meter Multi Purpose Heavy Lift Carrier MS â€œBeluga SkySailsâ€, across the Atlantic. The SkySail Cuts back on Emissions immensely, creating a greener voyage. The sail assists in the engines ease of pushing the ship as the sail pulls, saving up to 20% of their daily fuel intake. Beluga Skysails expects two more ships to be pulled by 2009, and outfit 1500 ships with the system by 2015.
Kite Ship's First Trans Atlantic Voyage
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