proof of concept
“Ten years ago, everybody thought it was crazy to transport goods in sailing ships. Now it is a rising trend, for companies, to watch their entire production chain for sustainability. Soon, customers will demand clean transport…”
From the late 1970’s, until the first years of the 21st century, the then famous, Captain Paul Wahlen was running the sailing cargo schooner Avontuur. In these days he was the last operator of a sailing cargo line in the Caribbean. In the European waters there was still another sailing cargo operation, with the North Sea klipper Albatros, and Captain Ton Brouwer as her master. At that moment, these two companies must have been the last, in the Northern hemisphere, to make use of the wind for shipping. A few years later the times would be changing. The concept would make a return, because of sustainability becoming mainstream, the introduction of online media and a general longing for real experience.