Sailcargo to Tackle Ship Emissions by Returning to Basics
Ship owners and operators are facing pressure and numerous challenges as the shipping industry sails further on its migration path to decarbonisation.
Amid all of the uncertainty, one company has decided to go back to the roots of the shipbuilding industry in order to find the answers to carbon neutrality.
Sailcargo, the emerging freight company (with a lot of Dutch involvement), is moving toward achieving its mission through the construction of an emission-free cargo tall ship. To feature a length of 45 meters and a beam of 8 meters, Ceiba will have a 100% electric engine, which will be coupled with solar batteries, panels and wind turbines to make all auxiliary power 100% renewably sourced.
“Shipping value-added products with a carbon-neutral vessel allows ethically-produced products to reach their destinations without causing harm to the environment along the way. Additionally, the idea is to ultimately raise awareness and show the world that there is an alternative to conventional shipping,” company representatives, Shani Meintjes and Danielle Doggett, said in an interview with World Maritime News.Published: 2019-01-14 | Tagged: uitgelicht