Chemship vessel becomes first chemical tanker in the world to be fitted with sail kit

Chemship is celebrating becoming the first chemical tanker owner in the world to install wind propulsion. The Dutch owner has installed four VentoFoils from Econowind on the 134 m long Chemical Challenger, a ship that works a dedicated transatlantic route.  Chemship expects to achieve an average CO2 reduction of 10% with these sails. CEO Niels Grotz commented: “As an avid sailor, I know the power of the wind. We will now harness this sustainable and free energy source on MT Chemical Challenger.”

View entirety: Splash247