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Getting to the end of the pandemic, decarbonization is coming again into focus.

A new step forward in the deployment of wind-assisted propulsion solutions has been taken by Schram shipping.Netherlands-basedeConowind and Schram announced their collaboration today witheConowind to participate in research to optimize wind-assisted propulsion and install two of their 16m tall wind-assistVentiFoil units by the end of 2021. These will be retrofitted on the 89.9mx14m, 5,097dwt general cargo vessel, MV Anna, built-in 2008.

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Decarbonizationare Strengthening: Schram Shippingsigns contract with eConowind for new Wind-Assist InstallationGroningen, NetherlandsGetting to the end of the pandemic, decarbonization is coming again into focus.

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A new step forward in the deployment of wind-assisted propulsion solutions has been taken by Schram shipping.Netherlands-basedeConowind and Schram announced their collaboration today witheConowind to participate in research to optimize wind-assisted propulsion and install two of their 16m tall wind-assistVentiFoil units by the end of 2021. These will be retrofitted on the 89.9mx14m, 5,097dwt general cargo vessel, MV Anna, built-in 2008.
“When we realized the possibility of retrofitting a wind assist unit and how we can save CO2 emissions our current ship, I was very enthusiastic right away: working with the wind instead of fighting the wind all the time. We always want to be innovative with our currently running vessels.

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The installation is relatively simple and operations are hardly impacted at all, so we just want to do this now, joining the research.” states Gerrit Schram, co-owner of Schram shipping. He concludes: “We will make this move as a “natural following step“ in being a cost-effective operator.”

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Gerrit Schram also involved his Commercial Manager, Vertom, to see how this project could support the whole group in which he operates.
Thomas van Meerkerk of Vertom states: “We are very happy Schram Shipping, who has been sailing for Vertom for over 20years now, signed this agreement for this Ventifoil projects the first ship of the almost100 ships in our operations. We will follow the process closely and will study the results of the research to see what it can bring us in the future.”

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Frank Nieuwenhuis, CEO of eConowind adds: “We are delighted to and Schram shipping to our customer base and we will get experience in this project on more long-haul shipping, such as the MV Anna operating frequently on the route from Rotterdam to Spain and the Mediterranean area. Gerrit is a hands-on entrepreneur keen on clean but economical operation. We call this EconologySchiffsankunft_Parat

 

The SCHRAMM group is an owner-managed, strategic alliance of specialized individual companies, covering all important facets of the maritime economy as one entity: Tug and towboats, port operation, transport logistics, and maritime engineering – each individual company of the Schramm group offers customer-oriented, versatile service, and draws from long years of experience and organically grown relationships to their customers.
For our customers, the cooperation with SCHRAMM group means less need to interface with various service providers and a single point of contact, instead. This means access to a well-oiled network of specialists, who cater to your needs for the handling of complex challenges.

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