Sea Cargo Ship To Be World’s First Vessel With Tilting Rotor Sails Arrives In Rotterdam

The SC Connector arrived at Matrans Rotterdam Terminal in Eemhaven on Tuesday, 12 January, at 7:00 a.m. Last year, this vessel from shipping company Sea-Cargo was converted into a modern sailing ship. On behalf of Sea-Cargo, it is deployed on a scheduled service with other RoRo and breakbulk vessels between Western Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, and since last week also Sweden and Poland.

world's first ship with tilting rotors - Sea Cargo Connector
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The SC Connector, built in 1997 for breakbulk and container cargo, was fitted out with so-called ‘rotor sails’ last year. These are masts that can generate energy for propulsion, making green sailing possible. The rotor sails are 35 metres high and 5 metres wide and can save 25% in CO2 emission and fuel consumption under favourable weather conditions. The SC Connector carries breakbulk – especially huge quantities of aluminium – between Norway, England and Rotterdam.

The SC Connector will depart on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.


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