Suche

K Line takes kite developer Airseas over to create “Oceanicwing”

The Japanese shipping group Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, known as K Line, has taken over the French towing kite developer Airseas. The aim is to expand the business with a new name and a new company.

In the past, K Line and Airseas had already worked together occasionally and installed towing kite systems on ships.[ds_preview] Now the Japanese are taking control of the French company, which is active on the market with its “Seawing” kite system and also counts the Louis Dreyfus shipping group among its customers.

As of yesterday, Airseas is now part of the company Oceanicwing, which was founded specifically for this purpose in January. The aim is to “strengthen the development and marketing of ‘Seawing’, an automated kite system for the use of wind power”, K Line announced.

K Line to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% with Seawing

Seawing is expected to reduce CO2 emissions from ships by around 20%. Seawing is also expected to achieve a higher reduction performance through synergy effects with fuel switching, for example, by using LNG instead of conventional heavy fuel oil.

According to the statement, Seawing can be installed on any type of ship and no energy generation or supply system is required. It is not yet known whether K Line intends to equip other ships with the system. The shipping company operates a fleet of over 430 vessels, including container ships – in this segment, the shipping company works together with NYK and MOL as “ONE” – bulkers, LNG and oil tankers, car carriers and short-sea freighters.

Related Articles

The French liner shipping company CMA CGM, the No. 3 in the global ranking, has...

The German start-up Cargokite is developing ships that are to be powered entirely by wind...

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Toyota Tsusho for the delivery of four...

The Hamburg-based MPP shipping company United Heavy Lift has completed its series of 19 newbuildings...

The French liner shipping company CMA CGM, the No. 3 in the global ranking, has...

The German start-up Cargokite is developing ships that are to be powered entirely by wind...

hansa-newsletter-logo

Get an overview of the week’s most important news directly to you inbox:

Caption: Airseas