Trying to achieve zero-emissions, maybe we should focus on some “old methods”.
On May 10, the 43.5-metre schooner Avontuur arrived in the port of Hamburg. This traditional sailing vessel, built in 1920, transported some 70 tonnes of coffee, cacao and rum across the Atlantic. The shipping company Timbercoast , which owns and operates Avontuur, says it aims to prove that sailing ships can offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to the heavily polluting shipping industry , despite being widely seen as a technology of yesteryear. Read more: The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained Similar initiatives exist across the world. In the Netherlands, Fairtransport operates two vessels on European and transatlantic […]