August 25 – MV Pyxis Ocean

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The MV Pyxis Ocean, a bulk cargo ship owned by Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary MC Shipping and chartered by Cargill, has become the first vessel to be equipped with BAR Technologies’ WindWings. These large wing sails were retrofitted onto the ship at a COSCO shipyard in China. WindWings, measuring up to 45 meters in height, harness wind power and are expected to achieve up to 30% fuel savings on newbuild vessels. This initiative is part of the industry’s effort to decarbonize, with the project co-funded by the European Union. The success of Pyxis Ocean’s sails will guide further improvement and potential widespread adoption of the technology, aiming to reduce emissions and enhance vessel efficiency in maritime shipping.

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