AT THE ORIGIN OF AN AMBITION
The origin of the NEOLINE project lies in the commitment of a group of Merchant Navy officers federated by Michel Péry, ro-ro ships captain, convinced that the climate challenges would lead the shipping world to consider new propulsion modes to improve its environmental performance.
Their common driver is the conviction that the working sail is the only truly sober, immediately available and powerful enough solution to propel cargo ships.
THE NEOLINE COMPANY
Building sustainable shipping
In a world where the energy and ecological transition is becoming a determining factor, NEOLINE aims to offer maritime transport solutions that combine operational relevance and energy sobriety and ains to move towards zero emission transport.
Both designer of innovative solutions and developer of commercial lines that are perfectly adapted to it, NEOLINE has been able to convince of the interest of its economic model based on energy performance thanks to its transversal operational and technological approach.
In 2015, NEOLINE SAS was created, after four years of pre-studies and design work, which was confirmed by the filing of an international patent. It was then managed by Michel Pery (Chairman) and Jean Zanuttini (Managing Director).
As of today, major groups such as Groupe RENAULT , Manitou Group and Groupe Beneteau have joined the project to reduce the impact of their supply chains.
In June 2020, the Sogestran group acquired a stake in the company and NEOLINE SAS becomes NEOLINE Développement (head entity of a group which will soon be completed with the creation of NEOLINE Armateur) which will build and operate the first Neoliner vessels.
NEOLINE Développement remains predominantly owned by its founders grouped in the holding company NEOLINE & Associés.
Sogestran group, a recognized French shipowner, provides an essential support for the construction of NEOLINE’s first ships as well as an operational partnership with the Compagnie Maritime Nantaise a Sogestran subsidiary.See more