Predicting wind power

The Hybrid Flettner Freighter from C-Job will be added to the limited wind-assisted fleet, the Dutch naval architect has announced

Industry professionals are searching for models that determine whether wind assisted ship propulsion will be commercially viable on cargo vessels. But this snake bites its own tail: more user data is needed before an accurate calculation can be made. Hans Buitelaar, editor of SWZ Maritime, reports.

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