New technology uses good old-fashioned wind to power giant cargo vessels

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Pyxis Ocean sets sail in August on its first voyage since being retrofitted with WindWings. Cargill


Well over a century after the Age of Sail gave way to coal- and oil-burning ships, climate change concerns are prompting a new look at an old technology that could once again harness wind to propel commercial cargo ships — this time with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Imagine what looks like Boeing 747 wings with movable flaps, set vertically on a ship’s deck. The

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