FEATURE-High-tech ship sets course for green ocean transport

Will technological advances, fuel costs and environmental concerns bring back commercial sailing for cargo ships? Shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW) has designed a high-tech “back to the future” freighter powered solely by wind and waves in the expectation that increasing regulation and shipping costs over the next 20 years will force the industry to come up with greener vessels. Picture E/S Orcelle.