BTJ 3-4/20 – Sustainability: Return of sail. Modern sailing ships as the enabling link between ethical production, travel, and transportation
by Capt. Jorne Langelaan, CEO and Founder, EcoClipper
For thousands of years, sailing ships were the only available long-distance mode of transport and travel.
About 200 years ago, steam and motor ships, and later aviation, started to take over.
More recently, the realisation that climate change is a direct result of burning fossil fuels has led a small yet spirited group of organisations and companies to work toward the return of wind-powered vessels.