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Wind-assisted vessels could make shipping climate-friendly

Is a revolution in commercial shipping to take place? Eighty percent of all international trade is carried by sea, producing substantial carbon emissions. Following the successful operation of two giant wind-assisted vessels, a British company predicts that by 2026, half of all new ships will have high-tech sails. Malcolm Brabant reports.

Wind-assisted vessels could make shipping climate-friendly

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