MOL to transport coal on board wind-powered vessel

In an effort to reduce its climate footprint, MOL has entered an agreement with Tohoku Electric Power to transport coal using a wind-powered vessel.

Archive photo not related to the sail in question. | Photo: MOL Mitsui OSK Lines PR

MOL plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by installing a hard sail propulsion system relying on wind as a propellant on board a ship that is used to transport coal.

Specifically, the company expects a reduction of 5 percent on its route between Japan and Australia and an approximate reduction of 8 percent on the route between Japan and North America, says Mitsui O.S.K Lines in a press release.

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