We Did It: Sailing Cargo in the Aegean

We are proud to have resurrected sailing cargo in the Mediterranean after a global hiatus of several decades. Our SAIL MED organization has been working on this and related projects since 2013. We’re part of a global trend of moving cargo with clean, truly renewable energy. And it’s fun helping to advance timeless Greek culture, which I know sounds grandiose.

Sail Power Makes New Inroads in the Mediterranean

In a fast-changing world, it is no longer possible to automatically assume that what one is used to will endure. People want stability and predictability, but, as they say, good luck with that. We are witnessing out-of-control evolution of a rapid, uncertain sort.

Transitioning transport – headlines

•Bogotá car-free day becomes car-free week •Tres Hombres Tall Ship Loads Rum and More in Caribbean; Additional Ship Readied for Europe Only •The Rise of Open Streets •Which are Europes to Cycling and Walking Cities? •British Cycling launches 10-point plan to transform Britain into a true cycling nation

Transport trends and transitions – headlines

•Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands? •VIDEO: Set Sail for Greener Maritime Cargo Shipping •Rolls-Royce Revives Age of Sail to Beat Fuel-Cost Surge: Freight •Why aren’t young people getting drivers’ licenses? Too much hassle! •Let’s All Stop Obsessing About the ‘Next Great Thing’ in Urban Transportation •South Korean road wirelessly recharges OLEV buses

Sail Transport for New York City Takes Shape

The idea for the Harbor and River Vessel Transport Company (HARVEST) came from a discussion I had a few years ago with Christina Sun an artist who blogs about things maritime at Bowsprite, and Will Van Dorp who photographs everything about New York Harbor. Will blogs at Tugster. I shared a presentation I had given on sail freighters at a Working Waterfront Conference in Maine with them, and I believe Christina came up with the acronym. I also became aware of two government-supported Hudson River "foodway" projects and the idea clicked. Learning about Erik’s Vermont Sail Freight Project provided the inspiration to develop the "business plan" for HARVEST, and the blog post that has gotten some traction.