Hoisting the sail, a supply chain podcast

Hoisting the sail, a supply chain podcast

We talk to the innovators and professionals who use the wind to power the maritime supply chain.

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June 18, 2021 34 min

In this week episode, we look at vessel design and energy savings with our guest Konstantinos Fakiolas, a Greek naval architect who moved to Finland a few years ago to specialize in energy efficiency and wind assist technologies.

Kostas is the author of the reference book Wind Propulsion Principles, a complete guide to harvesting the winds for commercial shipping, edition 2.0 was released in December 2020. 

In this interview, Kostas...

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As Europe’s busiest seaport, Rotterdam is buzzing with conversations about climate change, clean energy, and building the vessels of tomorrow.  In today’s episode, we speak with Katarin Van Orshaegen, the Commercial Lead at GoodShipping, a Dutch-based company that guides ship owners who are ready to look beyond fossil fuels but don’t know where to start.

Speaking from her office overlooking the port of Amsterdam, we discussed the pr...

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May 31, 2021 26 min

In this week episode, we interview Tuomas Riski, a passionate Finnish entrepreneur, a citizen of the world who decided to act to reduce the global carbon emissions.

In 2012, Tuomas founded Norsepower Oy Ltd, bringing to the market a 21st century version of the Flettner Rotor.

At a time the carbon intensity of a vessel becomes critical, Tuomas Riski presents the use case of the M/V Estraden, a Ro-Ro vessel equipped with 2 mechanics sa...

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May 6, 2021 35 min

We started this podcast to feature not only established firms using wind propulsion, but to give up-and-comers a chance to describe their journey.  In our conversation with Charlie Bogue, Director of Market Development & Strategy at Wind + Wing Technologies, we hear how a young company won a coveted bid to retrofit passenger ferries in the San Francisco Bay.  

While competing against larger companies with longer histories an...

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April 27, 2021 39 min

This week we take a deep dive into the financing of maritime assets. 

 Our guest is Tony Foster, CEO of Marine Capital in London, a maritime asset manager that links institutional capital to the shipping market. 

Through real-life examples of investment strategies, Tony describes the changing behavior of the pension & infrastructure funds who comprise his investors. He explains that nowadays they are primarily driven by concerns ...

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April 20, 2021 37 min

Every cause needs its evangelists and the International WindShip Association has been spreading the gospel of wind propulsion since 2014.  As the Secretary General of the Association, it’s up to Gavin Allwright to keep wind propulsion top of mind for commercial ship owners, policy makers and regulators.

The journey to become a leader in advocacy was not smooth sailing, but today, the IWSA’s 130+ membership is taking IMO’s 2030 g...

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April 14, 2021 27 min

Grain de Sail is a French company charting new waters. We first learned about them in 2018 during one of their exploratory visits to New York and have watched them grow from fantasy to reality to a company to watch.  

In our latest episode, we speak to their marketing director, Stefan Gallard, and ask him to explain how the singular dream of two twin brothers grew into a 72 foot cargo sailboat, coffee refiner, chocolate manufacturer...

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We are always learning from our guests and this week was no exception.  Joining us this time is Bradley Golden, Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture at Webb Institute in Glen Cove, New York.

Webb Institute is the USA’s premier undergraduate institution specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.  All students are admitted on a full-tuition scholarship and graduate with 8 months to one year of practical experience...

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March 31, 2021 36 min

This week, we interview Roger Strevens, VP Global Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics. 

 Headquartered in Oslo, with 9,500 employees in 29 countries, Wallenius Wilhelmsen operates a fleet of 120 modern RoRos on a global trade network, with a 3 billion USD revenue in 2020.

In this episode, Roger introduces our listeners to Orcelle Wind, a concept vessel that will be powered pr...

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March 24, 2021 22 min

In our inaugural episode with our guest Andrew Willner, we discussed the state of the shipping industry and its dependency on fossil fuels.  Andrew cast doubts that regulators will force change without a strong grassroot movement.  He ended on a positive note though, and declared that proven and effective technologies to harvest the wind are now available, in addition to the innovative designs that reduce the energy required to mov...

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Our guest is Mr Andrew Willner,  the executive director of the Center for Post Carbon Logistics based in New York Hudson Valley. 

A passionate advocate for a sustainable future, Andrew Willner is also a writer, an author and a consultant. Andrew, a man of many passions,  is above all an indefatigable spokesperson for the use of the wind to power our supply chain in the Hudson Valley. We were lucky to have him as our very first guest...

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