May 17, 2023 | Maritime business news

Barcelona-based eSAIL developer bound4blue and Oceanking have announced a partnership to jointly expand access to the eSAIL technology in Greece and Cyprus.

As a provider of marine technology solutions, Oceanking says it has established a strong reputation in the industry for delivering integrated solutions that enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

bound4blue’s product, the eSAIL, offers an efficient system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The eSAIL is a wind-assisted propulsion system known as suction sail. Suction sails are believed to combine the positive features of both wingsails (ease of operation, low power consumption, excellent capacity to sail upwind) and Flettner rotors (high lift, small size), resulting in what is claimed to be the most payback-efficient technology in the market.

David Ferrer, CTO bound4blue said: “We are excited to work with Oceanking in this important shipping business region. We share a common commitment to sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction, and we are confident that our collaboration will enable us to provide even more value to the industry.”

Carola Yannouli, GM Oceanking said: “In the path towards zero emissions, the Greek shipping industry needs proven and cost-efficient technologies. We’re excited to work with bound4blue and provide our clients with an innovative, but proven technology to meet their decarbonisation goals. We’re looking forward to a strong partnership and to assisting shipping companies to become more profitable and sustainable.”

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