- A group of Swedish researchers and boat builders developed Oceanbird, a brand-new type of cargo ship that’s powered by giant wings rather of a standard engine.
- The ship will cut down on emissions by up to 90%compared to other cargo ships, according to Wallenius Marine, the maker behind the idea.
- The huge fins will be able to swivel to catch the wind, and can withdraw to go under bridges.
- Oceanbird was conceived as an automobile provider that can fit 7,000 automobiles, but Wallenius Marine said the innovation can be adjusted to other kinds of vessels, like cruise ships.
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Shipbuilder Wallenius Marine teamed up with Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, maritime consultancy SSPA, and the Swedish Transport Administration to create a brand-new type of cargo ship that’s far more environmentally friendly than the diesel-powered vessels on the seas today.
Wallenius claims Oceanbird will be able to carry 7,000 vehicles and be 90%more efficient than other ocean-going vessels.