Gallery TOWT  1
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September 2019
Headquarters 29100 Douarnenez, France

TOWT - A CO2-free service of high value goods shipping for companies on sailing vessels.

Shipping emissions account for 4.5% of global emissions.TOWT is a free-CO2 emission cargo ship transportation service targeting companies to transport their high-value products sustainably.

The solution offers a service for transporting goods from one harbour to another using sailing boats, thus reducing the CO2 emissions and the cost of goods to be transported. The goods are exclusively environmental friendly fair trade products which receive a label "Transporté à la voile". In order to speed up the deliveries, the next step for this disruptive CO2-free cargo ship service is to build a modern TOWT sailing vessel destined for shipping specific high-value goods (cocoas, spices, cosmetics, ...). The TOWT cargo will charge a low price for good transports while being reliable and emitting zero CO2 emission.

Key features

  • About 90% reduction of CO2 emissions saved yearly compared to conventional shipping
  • 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions less and 8,000 tonnes of fuel saved


  • Will charges marchandise at a price below 1USD/kg

Categories of Application

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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