“K’ Line establishes OCEANICWING S.A.S. and acquires AIRSEAS business


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that OCEANICWING S.A.S. was established on January 18th in France and has acquired the business of AIRSEAS (France). The goal is to strengthen the development and commercialization of Seawing, an automated kite system using wind power.

Seawing is expected to reduce CO2 emissions from vessels by approximately 20%. By synergy with fuel conversion, such as using liquified natural gas (LNG) instead of conventional heavy fuel oil, Seawing is also expected higher performance of CO2 reduction.

Seawing harnesses natural wind power and can be installed on any type of vessel, including existing ones, to all vessels. No energy production or supply facility is required.

“K” LINE’s long-term environmental guideline, “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future, outlines the 2030 target of improving CO2 emission efficiency by 50% compared to 2008, exceeding the 40% target set by the IMO, achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.