Sailing makes a comeback in wind-powered car carrier

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A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier that will emit 90% less carbon dioxide than a conventional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo ship, it said on Thursday. The 200-metre long carrier will have a capacity for 7,000 cars and have a maximum height of 105 metres when its five 80-metre upright “wing sails” are fully extended – bringing to mind a futuristic version of the wings of a 19th century clipper. “This will of course challenge our habits and when th

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