Marine transport

Marine transport

Watch this cargo ship fly a giant kite to save fuel and cut emissions

Tweaking a centuries-old concept, French startup Airseas is one of many companies now harnessing the wind to clean up the global shipping industry.

Maria Gallucci  . 

A large ship sails across the ocean with a tethered, rainbow-shaped white kite flying above it
A 2,700-square-foot Seawing is shown flying above the vessel Ville de Bordeaux. A 5,400-square-foot kite is also stowed onboard. (Airseas)