On July 7th 2011, SkySails was honored with the prestigious Sustainable Shipping Award in the category “Environmental Technology of the Year” for the second time. Already in 2009 the SkySails wind propulsion system convinced the jury. The Award pays tribute to innovative technologies which implement fresh thinking and new design to offer significant proven environmental benefits.

The yearly Sustainable Shipping Awards were launched by the industry platform and are supported by BIMCO, Lloyd's Register and the WWF. Divided into seven categories, these awards are a symbol of and honor for companies and individuals who make a vital, active contribution to improve the environmental legacy of the shipping industry and to pave its way for a sustainable future with innovative ideas. In 2011, a special prize was awarded for the first time. This year’s winner is Andreas Chrysostomou, the chairman of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). 

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