From sail-powered cargo ships to kite-powered freighters, there have been some promising signs of wind-power returning to international shipping. The Tres Hombres is a wind-powered ship providing a freight service between continental Europe, the UK and the Americas. Rob Hopkins of the Transition Movement has just recorded a podcast on the reintroduction of sail-powered shipping and the work of Tres Hombres.
Sail Powered Shipping Makes a Tentative Come Back
Sail-powered shipping may seem quaint, but in a world of ever more expensive oil it may just be making a comeback.