The aim of the SAIL cargo pilot is to  put transport into the ethical equation with a zero-emissions low-impact cargo sailing ship that can access goods where they are produced.

The idea is to create sailcargo hubs in small ports and harbours giving local businesses direct access to ethically transported goods. 

A call to tender has been published, seeking an "Expert for the development of Sailing Cargo Network Platform". You can se the tender here. Also, the Sail pilot is tendering for a Project Manager - you can see this tender here.

The project will analyze the socio economic impact of the centralization of shipping and the importance of small ports to local economies.

Fair Winds Trust are in negotiations with Timbercoast, for the sustainable and decentralised transportation of cargo, directly to the consumer. You can learn more about Timbercoast and goods transported by sail cargo ships in this video.

Consumer Interface

The cargo tracker is the foundation for an on-line marketplace enabling customers to check vessel routes, availability and operator information online.

Final pilot version available online


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 Key Pilot working Group

    Fair Winds Trust (FWT)

    International Wind Ships

    Port of Oostende