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Pushing the boat out


What links coconuts with rum and coffee? They are all shipped from overseas.

Now a French company is aiming to make sea transportation more environmentally-friendly. Its 80-metre-long sailing ship, an alternative to this electric freighter, will have 700㎡ sails and be powered by wind.

By winter 2022 the company should have 4 such vessels, travelling between Europe and destinations such as New York, Brazil, and the Ivory Coast at approximately 250 nautical miles per day.

Each ship will be able to carry 1,100 tons – organic cargo only. With diesel engines as emergency backup, using the ships could cut emissions by 90%.

And if you fancy a trip to Guadeloupe, there’s space for 12 passengers.

Happy sailing.

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