The first kite-powered cargo ship | Video |

e world’s first cargo ship partly powered by a giant kite-like sail sets on its maiden voyage from Germany to Venezuela.

“Beluga SkySails” is fitted with a giant computer-guided kite, which helps the engines to power the ship – thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

The ship is the result of co-operation between two German companies, who hope this first journey is just the start of a comeback for harnessing windpower in the fight against climate change.