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March 2023 | Tradewinds covers James Rhodes discussion of wind assist propulsion and alternative fuels at the annual Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Conference in Stamford, CT. Click here to read the Tradewinds article

March 2023 | James Rhodes is invited to speak at the annual Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Conference in Stamford, CT. He participated in a robust discussion titled "Alternative Fuels Deep Dive: What are data and investment trends telling us." Click here to learn more

July 2022 | Listening to the Wind the IWSA podcast interviews Magnuss COO Ted Shergalis. Click here to learn more and watch the interview.

June 2022 | Hoisting the Sail podcast interviews Magnuss CEO James Rhodes. Click here to learn more and listen to the interview.

March 2022 | Magnuss partners with to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

June 2021 | Magnuss worked with Lloyd's Register to review and verify the Magnuss analytic model. Lloyd's Register concluded that "the Magnuss model accurately calculates the savings delivered by the VOSS." A copy of the report is available upon request. 


Magnuss supports the work of the Global Maritime Forum, an international not-for-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human wellbeing.

The GMF's specific initiatives include:

The Poseidon Principles are the world’s first sector-specific, self-governing climate alignment agreement amongst financial institutions. They establish a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of ship finance portfolios and are consistent with the policies and ambitions of the International Maritime Organization, including its ambition for greenhouse gas emissions to peak as soon as possible and to reduce shipping’s total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050.

The Getting to Zero Coalition brings together decision-makers from across the shipping value chain with key stakeholders from the energy sector as well as from governments and IGOs. The work will be supported by knowledge partners such as UCL Energy Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Energy Transitions Commission.

The Sea Cargo Charter establishes a common baseline to quantitatively assess and disclose whether shipping activities are aligned with adopted climate goals. The Sea Cargo Charter is consistent with the policies and ambitions adopted by member states of the UN’s International Maritime Organization, including its ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050.

December 2018 | Associated Press -- Sails make a comeback as shipping goes green. Magnuss highlighted as the "better mousetrap" in the shipping wind assist propulsion market. 


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October 2018 | Magnuss Joins 25 Global Entrepreneurs at Unreasonable Impact World Forum for Groundbreaking Approach to the World’s Biggest Issues


The second-annual Unreasonable Impact World Forum launched in London the first week of October 2018, introducing some of the most influential companies solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time, all while creating the jobs of tomorrow.


The Unreasonable Impact World Forum was the culmination of a year of transformative support for some of the world’s most exciting ventures through Unreasonable Impact, the innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. To date, the 71 ventures from across the UK and Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific have raised over $1.3bn in funding, generated over $1.1bn in revenue and support almost 20,000 jobs.

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February 2018 | Magnuss selected as a finalist for Wartsila's SparkUp Challenge. Led by Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer Wartsila and Alid Dettke, VP Digital Innovation and Christiane Hepp-Kervinen, Manager Digital Acceleration Centre Helsinki, the team put on an amazing event. We were honored to be included and enjoyed meeting the other maritime technology innovators.

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October 2017 | After a rigorous selection process involving hundreds of world-class companies from across the Americas, Magnuss has been chosen to join nine other growth-stage ventures in the 2017 Unreasonable Impact US program.

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March 2017 | Magnuss honored to join the Game Changers Panel: When Tech meets Shipping at the 2017 Connecticut Maritime Association conference in Stamford Connecticut.
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September 2016 | Magnuss invited to speak at SMM the world's largest maritime trade fair in Hamburg Germany. The entire industry's who's who was represented when the global maritime environmental congress (gmec) convened at this year's SMM for the fourth time. The conference discussed how emissions from shipping can be reduced further. Top items on the agenda included the development of alternative propulsion systems such as the Magnuss VOSS wind assist propulsion system and smart ways of using big data to optimize routes and fleets for best wind.
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July 2016 | Flettner rotors have a great deal going for them. In fact, early signs show they could prove an untapped goldmine but getting it right will make or break those involved in the innovation, writes Stevie Knight.
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February 2016 | Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room issues new report confirming Magnuss wind technology can yield 60% fuel savings.
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December 2014 | Maritime Professional recaps Magnuss' presentation at Danish Maritime Days event.
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March 2014 | Barry Parker of Seatrade Globel names Magnuss 'best of the major sessions' at the CMA.
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March 2014 | Magnuss invited to moderate a panel at the CMA Shipping 2014 conference "Making Cents of Green Shipping."
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March 2014 | Freight Week covers Magnuss as a major breakthrough in the fight to reduce fuel costs and emissions.
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March 2014 | Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room recognizes Magnuss as a promising and Class approved fuel saving technology.
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September 2013 | Rio Tinto Marine releases case study with the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and Magnuss. Click to view PDF
September 2013 | Global Trade Magazine covers Magnuss returning to shipping to sail efficiencies.
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July 2013 | DOC covers Magnuss' innovative wind assist technology.
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May 2013 | Lloyd's Register Horizons Magazine covers green shipping alternatives and features Magnuss as a leading technology provider.
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April/May 2013 | Bunkerspot covers Magnuss eco-efficient technologies.
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February 2013 | The Motorship Magazine credits Magnuss for ushering in the new 'golden age of sail.'
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January 2013 | Shipping and Marine UK releases an article about Magnuss.
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May 2012 | Magnuss selected as Knowledge Partner by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and obtains endorsement from Rio Tinto as Technology Provider for assessment of fuel efficiency technologies.

April 2012 | Magnuss interviewed by Lloyds List and featured in article on Innovation in Shipping for online news site.

March 2012 | Magnuss invited to speak at the Green Shipping Technology Conference GST 2012 in Copenhagen on New Ship Design.

September 2011 | Magnuss profiled in Nautilus International Telegraph, an award-winning monthly newspaper for maritime professionals.
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March 2011 | Magnuss selected to present at Clean Equity Monaco 2011. See press release...

September 2011 | Magnuss served as an advisory to the Carbon War Room's Working Group for Shipping and Freight in London, UK. Magnuss VOSS™ is highlighted on the Carbon War Room website as a leading technology in advancing its mission and substantially reducing CO2 emissions as it reduces the need for fuel.
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May 2011 | Magnuss invited to participate in the Carbon War Room's Working Group for Shipping and Freight in Washington, DC. Magnuss recognized as a leading innovator on, the maritime theater of the Carbon War room.

March 2011 | Magnuss featured presenter at Connecticut Maritime Association, - North America's premier international shipping and trade conference and exposition.



United Nations' International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
"The United Nations' International Maritime Organisation (IMO), through its Marine Environment Protection Committee, has created the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) as a means of evaluating vessel design efficiency. To this end, the IMO is supportive of complimentary tools that build on or use the IMO methodology to provide transparent overviews of ships' design efficiency. Benchmarking the efficiency of vessels is a key tool in improving the overall efficiency of the international shipping fleet."
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Carbon War Room
The Carbon War Room harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change. The War Room aims to bring together successful entrepreneurs in collaboration with the most respected institutions, scientists, national security experts, and business leaders to implement the change required to avoid catastrophic climate change.
learn more... is a free-access, beta data-hub designed for ship owners, operators, charterers, ports, insurance companies, shipbrokers and other stakeholders, to factor in vessel efficiency information when making business decisions. assesses and provides energy efficiency ratings energy efficiency for over 60,000 international vessels based on the United Nations' IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).
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Sustainable Shipping Initiative
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) brings together some of the biggest names in the maritime sector to plan how it can contribute to - and thrive in - a sustainable future. The SSI is a four-stage initiative designed to help the industry make long-term plans for future success. Its members are leading companies from around the world and NGOs Forum for the Future and WWF. The cross-industry group represents ship owners and charterers, shipbuilders, engineers and service providers, banking, insurance, and classification societies. On April 26, the SSI launched a series of practical, collaborative action plans at Singapore Maritime Week - part of the SSI�s work to create a more sustainable shipping industry by 2040.

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