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Tropical mix to go


Many of us love exotic fruits or goods, but obtaining them is a logistical challenge.

The shipping industry is responsible for 3% of all CO2 emissions globally – more than the entire German economy.

In Costa Rica, a young entrepreneur and her team are fusing the old with the new by recreating a traditional schooner in high-tech.

Wood and sails stand alongside solar panels, an electric engine and battery.

Slower than modern-day container-ships but running without fossil fuels, construction is also proceeding in an environmentally-friendly shipyard.

Green coffee, cacao and organic cotton firms are already interested in its maiden voyage in 2022 (destination: Canada).

The project is not only creating local jobs but planting trees back in the community.

Full steam ahead!

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