Will WIND Power the Future of Shipping?!!

Imogen is in Stockholm Sweden to see an autonomous wind powered ship that could be the future of shipping.

Cargo ships transport 90% of global trade and are critical to keeping supply chains moving.

However shipping is also responsible for 2-3% of the world’s CO2 emissions but with economies of scale dictating that these ships get bigger and bigger to keep costs down and we’ve got one almighty challenge to decarbonise this industry.

Oceanbird, a project between shipping giant Wallenius and manufacturing company Alfa Laval think that wind power might hold the answer.

Imogen went to Stockholm Sweden to meet the team behind the autonomous wind powered concept and to find out just how difficult it is to make an autonomous wind powered ship and how far away we are from Oceanbird’s maiden voyage.


00:00 A very big challenge
00:55 A question of scale
02:00 Aeroplane wings?!
04:30 Does wind make sense?!
06:25 Is it scalable?
07:30 When is the maiden voyage?!
08:00 Is this the future??!
09:07 A celebrity partnership….
09:45 Wind meets tech
10:14 Concluding thoughts

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