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Construction of world's largest cargo sailing ship moves step closer to reality

by gCaptain 13 Apr 2018 04:54 UTC
The Quadriga sailing cargo ship will be equipped with four masts, and will be capable of transporting up to 2,000 vehicles © Lloyd’s Register / Quadriga

A German-led initiative to build the world's largest sailing cargo ship has moved one step closer to realization with Lloyd's Register signing on to ensure compliance of the project.

Lloyd's Register announced Monday it has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project, an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo aiming to build the world's largest sail-powered cargo ship.

The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car carrier, capable of carrying between 1,700 and 2,000 cars, which will be equipped with four masts and will operate on hybrid propulsion with sails and diesel-electric engines, and an optional battery system for peak loads. The vessel will be capable of sailing at 10-12 knots with the aim of reaching 14-16 knots in the next few years through combined expertise.

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