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TOWT

A co2-free service of high value goods shipping for companies on sailing vessels

September 2019
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Identification

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.

TOWT is specialised since 2011 in the transport of goods by sail. It is reviving an ecological mode of transport by using the force of the wind, largely abundant and predictable in the open sea, to draw the contours of a low-carbon maritime logistics system. With the construction of modern sail cargo ships with a carrying capacity of 1000T, TOWT is initiating a change of scale for the decarbonisation of the sector. While adressing the challenges of a sector responsible for around 3% of world GHG emissions and 10% of world sulfur emissions, TOWT enhance the value of products and their origins, with a certification "Shipped by sail" affixed on products, bringing transparency in a sector in which opacity rules.

Label Date September 2019
By TOWT
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • 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
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Will charges marchandise at a price below 0.5USD/kg
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Company Profile

TOWT

Using wind power to ensure a future of low-carbon maritime emissions, sailing offers opportunities for economic development and innovation.

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Headquarters 29100 Kerlaz, France
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