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A company of sailors


EcoClipper Cooperative

EcoClipper, founded in 2018, was created in response to the successes of the sail cargo industry. EcoClipper envisions more sailing vessels transporting cargo around the world, taking passengers along the way and educating trainees in traditional maritime skills.

EcoClipper today

EcoClipper is made up of EcoClipper B.V and EcoClipper Coöperatie U.A. The cooperative works as a holding company. Anyone who invests can join and have a say in the future decisions of the EcoClipper group. EcoClipper B.V company sees the day-to-day operations.
EcoClipper B.V has a team of experienced professionals, with a passion for sustainability. This international group of people provides a wealth of knowledge, is able to advise on specific decisions and cares deeply about the future of shipping and travel.

Over the last few years, EcoClipper has developed a large online network and worked on completing a design for the first EcoClipper ship series – the EcoClipper500. The company is also expanding to include retrofit vessels – these are smaller than the EcoClipper500 series and will operate on tailored routes.

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CEO & Founder

Jorne Langelaan, CEO and founder of EcoClipper, comes from a shipping background. Having sailed on both motor-cargo vessels and sailing ships, Jorne saw the necessity and potential of reducing emissions in shipping by using the power of wind.
As a boy of 12, Jorne helped his uncle transport goods using a motor-cargo vessel. In the 1990’s Jorne sailed on a sail cargo ship Avontuur, operating in the Caribbean. In 2007, Jorne and two friends began rebuilding Tres Hombres purposely for sailing cargo and set up the company Fairtransport. This garnered huge international attention and the ship continues to operate on the trans-Atlantic route.

Through his experiences, Jorne saw the need to continue increasing supply to meet demand. He decided to work on designing a ship that could carry more cargo on various shipping routes around the world. This led to EcoClipper.

EcoClipper in the future

EcoClipper will continue to work on bringing sail cargo vessels on the water. By working with existing sail cargo companies, interested parties and cooperative members EcoClipper plans to develop a fleet of purpose-built and retrofitted ships. These will be sailing around the world, or on specifically designed routes according to the markets.

The crew

In addition to having great enthusiasm for sail cargo and EcoClipper, our international team combines top maritime expertise and decades of experience in business development and management.

Management

JORNE LANGELAAN

Founder & CEO

We are creating a modern day logistics system, which takes the natural world into account and makes use of timeless traditions that have evolved over centuries.

Dirk klaassen

Financial management

We believe that the best way to transport goods or travel over long distances is by way of the large
wind powered sailing vessel.

Hannah Hurford

Chief Communications & Marketing

I am excited to be part of the EcoClipper team and to actively encourage change in shipping, travel and the way we live

Office / Invest

Eek de Graaff

Elise Kossen

Shipping

Arik Visser portrait

Arik Visser

The ease with which the wind moves ships, and with it what they transport, continues to amaze me. I’ll guide the ships as efficiently as possible for EcoClipper; make plans, find crew, cargo and passengers for the many voyages.

Communications & Marketing

Pureza d’orey

Communications & Marketing

Marijose Marcos

Communications & Marketing

I hope and believe Ecoclipper will be one of the first companies to revolutionise emission-free shipping, being a strong differentiator in the shipping industry. I want Ecoclipper to be recognised for its company values and amazing people behind it.

John Nellis

Communications & Marketing

Taja KAVČIČ 

Communications & Marketing

Technical team

 

Andrew Simons

Coördinator

The ways they are a changing and EcoClipper is delivering that change, with real engagement, participation and proven, elegant solutions. What a privilege to be a part of it!

Bart Boosman

Engineer & Sailor

Francisco Oliveira

Naval Architect

Verry happy to join this team and to continue developing my skills in sailing and design in such a meaningful way, ready for the upcoming events in this newly changed world!

João Falcão Neves

Naval Architect

Sebastian Martin

Naval Architect

Paul deNoble

Rigging specialist

Nicolas Marx

Engineer

From building Lego pirate ships to applying my engineering skills for a new generation of sailing vessels and clean shipping. What an amazing opportunity!

Rodrigo Azcueta

CFD specialist

Filipe Belga

Naval Architect

Advisors & Ambassadors 

Matthieu Borsboom

Advisor

We are connecting the world’s continents and local economies with a mode of transport that is ethical, sustainable and profitable.

Rene Jacobs

Advisor

I have joined the EcoClipper team because I believe in the absolute necessity to change, at any times but now more than ever, and I’m confident the EcoClipper will make its contribution to a better and healthier planet.

Martijn Dekker

Advisor

More and more companies are evaluating their business processes in order to take responsibility for the environment. This situation provides the perfect growth market for EcoClipper. Which is why now is the perfect time to launch.

Harry Muter

Advisor

We believe that these sailing vessels ought to be rigged with established traditional sailing rigs. As in circumstances of high stress, simplicity has proved stronger and more effective than complex and
high-tech systems.

Marijke de Jong

Advisor

We believe in creating one multi-purpose design of a prototype ship, to be developed and tested in detail. Which then can be tweaked and adjusted to be fit for different markets and trading areas.

Matthew Bonvento

Ambassador

The sea is as vast as the human spirit, from calm to turbulent like our emotions, and still widely uncharted and open for exploration. The sailor represents all of our hopes and dreams upon the vast expanse of water, which is our spirit.

Peter Jonas

Shipbuilder

We will built well designed, beautiful and handy sailing cargo ships. As building material, steel is our material of choice, this way we combine a maximum of strength with a minimum of maintenance.

Andreas Lackner

Captain

As part of striving for maximum sustainability, we believe in building pure sailing vessels without mechanical propulsion. To ensure safe operation we keep up the highest standards of seamanship.

Aysegul Riemens

Ambassador

We firmly believe that we express our potential through our cooperation with others. Through our relationships we can influence the world, leading to solutions which are greater than those an individual may perceive.

Lenno Visser

Ambassador

What a ride!!! Soon we’ll have to get used again to standing outside in the rain, big heavy sails with no winch in sight, wood and plenty of tar. But for now, we ought to get ready for building.

Cleem Doedens

Ambassador

 Being involved in the next step in engineless cargo sailing is exiting, inspiring and enriching. Happy to be on board!

Portrait picture EcoClipper Crew

Valentin Zumbusch

Ambassador

Bill Carslake

Ambassador

I am honoured to be connected to this brave company and the power of the wind!

Steven Woods

Ambassador

Sail Freight likely has the highest potential
for changing the world for the better among the historic technologies
EcoClipper is planning to launch the largest sail
freight vessels currently and shows the most ambition in making the
reach for a better world.

Sven de Wachter

Ships agent

Judith van Assem

Ambassador

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