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Amasus Shipping signs an agreement with bound4blue

Amasus Shipping signs an agreement with bound4blue
Cristina Aleixendri


29 March 2022

Amasus Shipping signs an agreement with bound4blue to start powering the M/V EEMS Traveller with wind

  • bound4blue will install in 2022 two 17-metre-high eSAILs® on the general cargo vessel.
  • A similar unit was installed on M/V La Naumon, being the largest suction sail ever built and installed on a vessel.
  • Amasus Shipping is one of the biggest and most reputable European shipowners and operators in the shortsea, bulk, general cargo, offshore and worldwide heavy lift (including RoRo) market.
Santander (Spain), Delfzijl (The Netherlands) | 29 March 2022. The M/V EEMS Traveller, owned and operated by the Dutch shipowner Amasus Shipping, will start harnessing the power of wind. The 91 meters length general cargo vessel will be retrofitted with two 17-metre-high eSAILs® during a port call in 2022. A similar unit was installed by bound4blue in December 2021 on M/V La Naumon, being the largest suction sail ever built and installed on a ship.

The suction sails are expected to reduce the 2,850 dwt ship’s fuel costs and annual CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent in favorable trade routes. The installation will also reduce the vessel’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and improve the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), further extending its compliance with the IMO measures aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of international shipping.


José Miguel Bermúdez, CEO of bound4blue: “Our eSAIL® is a commercially available, proven and reliable technology that turns wind into profit while reducing the carbon footprint of ships. Collaborating with Amasus Shipping team in this multiple sail installation is an opportunity to show again that general cargo ships, which account for roughly twenty seven percent of the world merchant fleet, can benefit from our wind propulsion system.”


Arend-Jan Rozema, Managing Director of Amasus Shipping: “Setting the right course is inextricably linked to shipping. In bound4blue we found a solid and professional partner in our mission as Amasus to reduce the energy footprint of our fleet. We feel that wind is one of the most sustainable energy sources available and should be used for all our benefit if possible. Reducing energy consumption by combining multiple techniques is the best pathway towards Sustainable Shipping.”

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About bound4blue

bound4blue develops automated wind-assisted propulsion systems as a turnkey solution for all shipowners and shipping companies seeking to reduce fuel costs and polluting emissions. bound4blue’s eSAIL® system is a validated solution for saving fuel and emissions, completely autonomous, with low maintenance and easy installation onboard, being the most cost-efficient wind propulsion technology today. The company, founded in 2014 with a vocation clearly focused on the renewable energy sector in the maritime field, has its headquarters in Cantabria (Spain) and offices in Barcelona and Singapore. During 2021, the company installed its eSAIL® system on two ships and has signed additional agreements with other shipowners like Amasus Shipping, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Marubeni Corporation to install the system on their fleets.

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About Amasus Shipping

Amasus Shipping is a full-service shipping office, located in the former nautical school and the Abel Tasman National Monument in Delfzijl. Amasus has been engaged in chartering and total ship management for its own fleet of ships, for a large number of shipping companies and captain owners for more than 40 years, having also terminal facilities in Eemshaven and in the port of Delfzijl. Amasus owns and operates ships in the shortsea, bulk, general cargo, offshore and worldwide heavy lift (incl. RoRo) market and, in its vision, the creation of added economic value should be combined with social justice and a healthy living environment. Corporate social responsibility is Amasus´ chosen tool to create a balance between the economic, social and environmental aspects of its corporate policy, and ttechnical innovations play an important role in the company. Amasus is constantly supporting the continuous improvement of navigation, sensoring, monitoring, maintenance, sustainability and prevention of incidents, acting as an initiator, participant and supporter in a number of innovative projects in these areas.

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