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LDA, VPLP & Alwena team up on wind assisted/propelled containership

June 2, 2023


The ship is based on the Trade Wings 2,500 concept for small-size containerships capable of accommodating 2,500 TEUs.

It is designed with a hybrid propulsion system that integrates six wing sails alongside a diesel-electric system. The vessel is also equipped to utilize cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) or methanol, ensuring reduced environmental impact.

With an overall length of 197 meters and a breadth of 32 meters, the vessel is designed to have a deadweight of 32,500 tons, making it ideal for short-sea shipping operations, feedering in Europe, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and China.

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