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Published on Sep 17, 2013

A Norwegian engineer has come up with a revolutionary design for a ship that could save up to 60 per cent in fuel costs when compared to a normal cargo vessel.
Terje Lade, designer ship's designer, was formerly an engineer in the oil and ship industries, got the idea from his favorite pastime of speed-sailing.
The ship's hull functions as a giant sail, harnessing the wind to propel the vessel forward.

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