October 8, 2019

Winds of Change – Wind Propulsion’s Role in Decarbonizing Shipping Seminar

Join International Windship Association for a conversation about the growing trend of wind propulsion in commercial shipping and pathways to decarbonize this global industry. Wind propulsion technology solutions are forecast to be installed on over 10,000 vessels by 2030, come and find out more.

ISWA is holding a seminar, free of charge, on October 18, at the Port of Montreal’s offices.

The line-up will feature talks by:

Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the award-winning IWSA. The world’s leading expert on the wind propulsion market development will present the current opportunities, latest developments in the sector and discuss the barriers and hurdles to still be overcome.

Alistair Johnson, CEO of Davisedo Design, a Vancouver based company developing the ‘Tig Rig’ a retrofit sail system.

NEOLINE, a St Nazaire based company with it’s first shipping route plans to connect St-Nazaire to the East Coast of the US from 2021, calling at St-Pierre & Miquelon on the return voyage with two newbuild 150m RORO vessels offering a fortnightly service.

James Rhodes, CEO, Magnuss. Magnuss is a maritime technology firm that provides modern wind-based propulsion for global shipping. 


During the seminar, there will be plenty of time for debate and discussion on these issues, along with light refreshments. This event is free to attend but there are limited spaces available – please contact Gavin Allwright to reserve your seat. Please note there will be no ‘on the day’ registration.

Date: Friday 18th October

Time: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Port of Montreal 2100, Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1, Montreal (DJT room)

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