Wind for Goods event unveils 2023 programme


Nantes Saint-Nazaire will be hosting the second international Wind for Goods edition dedicated to wind-powered maritime transport on 1- 2 June 2023. This edition will offer a fine programme, with many conferences, meetings and experiments, as well as the opportunity to sail aboard a new generation of ships.

The aim is to bring together all the players in the sector to highlight the concrete solutions and innovations that contribute to the decarbonization of maritime freight transport, and to discuss the key issues of this sector, which is working to protect our maritime environment.

Some 50 exhibitors, including a dozen international companies, and more than 1,000 visitors are expected at this year’s Wind for Goods, which describes itself as the leading international event dedicated to wind-powered shipping.

“Saint- Nazaire is at the forefront of sailing transport, as it is in shipbuilding and marine renewable energy,” says David Samzun, Mayor of Saint-Nazaire. “New job-creating companies have expanded this sector of wind-powered transport. Industry is not the problem, it is the solution.”

“This second edition of Wind for Goods clearly demonstrates – both in France and internationally – the level of maturity of wind energy innovation and the strength of its ecosystem in the Nantes Saint-Nazaire area,” adds Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes, President of the Nantes Métropole and President of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Développement. “This event reflects our ambition to transform the maritime sector in a sustainable way, a goal that we are pursuing in our territories with all our local economic players.”