Ultrabulk exploring sails for dry bulk ships

Ultrabulk is part of a new study to determine whether sail technology can be used to propel dry bulk ships in the future. "We have to take an active part in developing new technology in order to meet the IMO's targets," CEO Per Lange tells ShippingWatch.

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Another project related to sails in shipping is now underway, after Maersk Tankers in September sent a tanker ship out on its first voyage with two 30-meter high sails installed on board.

In a new project that involves Ultrabulk, among others, a series of stakeholders are now working to determine whether sails also represent a viable option for large dry bulk ships in a future when the global commercial fleet must, in the coming decades, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions significantly.

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