A spicy scent wafting from the cargo space of the "Avontuur". With a winch the sailors drag a wooden barrel after the other to the top. 18 barrels of Rum has loaded the sailing ship. Captain Cornelius Bock man, wiry and tanned, standing relaxed on the Deck.
Five months, the "Avontuur" on the lake ships, with around 70 tons of coffee, cocoa, cardamom, red wine and brandy returned from the Caribbean - a vanishingly small amount compared to modern containers. And much to little, as that Bock's shipping company could live on it alone. But he doesn't care.on the Road with a nearly 100-year-old sailing ship
"We have little capitalist. We don't want to be rich,“ says the 59-Year-old. Bock man and his comrades-in-arms at the Elsflether shipping timber coast is about to set a sign against the environmental pollution, the global Maritime trade caused.
Therefore, you have a nearly 100-year-old cargo sailing ship, the two master "Avontuur", purchased and with the help of more than 160 volunteers working in a shipyard again made to fit. For the last two years Were transported from the Caribbean to Europe, and to prove that this is sustainable. dpa/Joerg Sarbach views of the cargo sailing ship "Avontuur".A diesel ship for the environment as bad as a Million cars
About 90 percent of the Goods to be shipped. Many billions of tons of it each year - and rising. The Transport by ship is actually considered to be climate-friendly. But to meet only on the carbon dioxide emissions per ton transported, says the traffic expert Daniel Rieger from the naturschutzbund Deutschland (Nabu). "There's no Truck can match." Overall, the freighter were skidding but true shit.
The huge diesel engines, burning heavy fuel oil, the environment criticize conservationists as Rieger as the dirtiest fuel of all. Unfiltered, they met with large quantities of fine dust, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. The Nabu has calculated that a cruise ship gives in a day so many pollutants in the air like a Million cars. "This is not 100 percent comparable to a container ship," explains Rieger. "The dimensions go in a similar direction.""We want to create a whole fleet of sailing freighters"
goat man's going to the lake since he was 20 - as a sailor, and later as an officer and captain. For a time he led a small Tug and salvage, and always had to mountains again damaged freighter. This gave him to think. In 2014, he sold his business. "We can't do everything for consumer and luxury victims," he says today. With the "Avontuur" he wants to offer an Alternative. You could call goat man as an idealist or a dreamer. A sailing ship alone will not change the world trade.
dpa/Joerg Sarbach captain Cornelius Bock man on the freighter "Avontuur".
But as Bock man others think. In 2007, the low countries, Jorne Langelaan founded with two friends the shipping company fair transport, which sails to-day with the "Tres Hombres" in the Caribbean and the "Nordlys" in and around Europe. Their goal: "We want to create a whole fleet of sailing freighters," says Langelaan. "We have shown with the "Tres Hombres" as the first, that it is possible." In the past few years, other similar projects arose, the fair transport but not as a competitor but as a complement to see.sailing trip can never be exactly,
do not plan "The Problem is, there are enough ships for the demand," says Langelaan. Therefore, the shipping company will help in the Dutch city of Den Helder also other initiatives, which want to transport Goods with the sailing ship. It was, for example, the goat man has taught the "Avontuur". Nevertheless, More than a niche will not be able to operate the freighters, such as the nautical-Professor Thomas Jung from the University of Bremen says. As captain of Germany's sail training ship "Alexander von Humboldt II" can he love such projects, believes but not to its commercial success. The job market of FOCUS Online here you will Find Top jobs in Bayern
Modern container ships are twice as fast as traditional Sailer says Young. In addition, let the sailing, the journey is never exactly the plan. In the world of trading there is, however, that the goods arrived on time in port. "What are you doing, lover-Were." Say, coffee, cocoa, Oils, spirits, spices, and other delicacies made with organic and fair cultivation, for the customer to spend more money on the table.shipping companies want to modern cargo sailing ship build
Of which there seems to be many. "The demand is much greater than we can transport," says Bock man. And, although his Client must pay more for their cargo than a container ship. Profit is not timber coast anyway. The operating costs of the "Avontuur" are too high. Extra money to bring in investors and his own brand of sailed specialties.
in addition, Bock man wants to build a modern cargo sailing ship to hold up to 5000 tons. Similar plans are also fair transport. The shipping company will have several sister ships finished and in the process, collaborate with other companies. "The more ships are on the way, the better for all of us," says Langelaan. To eat or not to eat? These are the 4 most controversial foods in the world FOCUS Online/Wochit eat or not to eat? These are the 4 most controversial foods in the world Where is Corona Virus everywhere? Real-time map shows the spread of the disease, FOCUS Online/Wochit Where occurs Corona Virus everywhere? Real-time map showing the spread of the diseasepom/dpa Date Of Update: 21 February 2020, 08:00