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Ecoship travels to Hamburg for SMM 2018

Peace Boat’s Ecoship will be one of the main green projects to be showcased in this year’s SMM, one of the largest shipping events in the world, in Hamburg (Germany). 2,289 exhibitors from 69 countries will attend the event from 4-7 September. Visitors who would like to learn more about Peace Boat’s Ecoship should go to Stand 110 in Hall A5.

Peace Boat’s Ecoship is the next stage of Peace Boat’s journey to promote climate action by constructing the world’s most sustainable cruise ship. The 60,000 tonnes, 2,000 passengers, Ecoship will be fitted with 10 retractable sails as wind-assist propulsion for the vessel. Yoshioka Tatsuya, Director and Founder of Peace Boat states: “the maritime world still has a lot of work to do to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for 2030. Our Ecoship will be an example of all the changes that are possible for a more sustainable maritime world and we look forward to exploring opportunities with new partners for collaboration at SMM.”

The Hall A5 will again be dedicated exclusively to green propulsion, and at the global maritime environmental congress, international experts will gather to share their views. According to the organizers, SMM will offer a great opportunity to explore some of the 21st-century technology wind technology solutions that are driving the reintroduction of clean, predictable maritime wind propulsion systems.

SMM is the leading international trade fair of the maritime industry. Every two years, representatives of the maritime industry and experts from all over the world gather in Hamburg to showcase innovative developments and leading-edge technologies and discuss the industry’s prospects. SMM stands for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology.

Read more details of SMM 2018 Conference here.

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