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February Newsletter

February 13, 2017

February Newsletter – Honduras Coffee Loading, Horta to Bremen, Film Contest Winners, Caribbean Sailing and more. Putting Cargo Under Sail and introducing wind/solar powered shipping practices to much of the world… February Newsletter

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Call for Crew 2017

February 9, 2017

We are always looking for experienced professional seamen and -women to support our project. This is not your ordinary ship and not your ordinary job. Cargo Under Sail does not… Call for Crew 2017

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Next Level Sustainability Has Arrived!

February 3, 2017

Puerto Cortes, Honduras 03.02.2017 They said it couldn’t be done. We are proud to be loading Slokoffie in Puerto Cortes, Honduras! The next level in responsible shipping has arrived. Congratulations… Next Level Sustainability Has Arrived!

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Happy New Year – A message from the Bockermann’s

January 2, 2017

To all our supporters, A very exciting year is drawing to a close and its time for us to send you a big thank you! From the cold days of… Happy New Year – A message from the Bockermann’s

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Our Mission


We provide wind-powered cargo shipping. Our 1920’s schooner AVONTUUR is sailing in European and Caribbean waters as a tramp cargo service. The AVONTUUR is the missing link between the sustainable producer and the conscientious consumer. The statistics are clear, the current 90,000 plus container ships are destroying our oceans and spewing toxins into our atmosphere. In order for this global dependency to change we believe there must be a collaborative and viable alternative solution.


Our Story


Over the course of 20 years working in the maritime industry Cornelius Bockermann witnessed first hand how humans adversely affect our environment. He knew something had to change. In 2013, he moved with his family to Cairns and shipped all their possessions from Germany to their new home in Australia. Through the process of shipping his own goods he experienced the disconnect between commerce and environmental preservation. Upon learning of plans to expand fossil fuel based shipping along the Queensland coast and amongst the Great Barrier Reef he knew he had to act. The question became how do you offer businesses and consumers a sustainable option in shipping?
Cargo Under Sail is the answer and the Dutch schooner named the AVONTUUR is the vessel to do it.
We are a passionate collective of individuals, led by Captain Cornelius, working to create a supply chain that merges the relationship between commerce and preservation. We are restless and can no longer wait for others to make a change. 

Our Vision


To revive cargo shipping under sail, linking sustainable producers with conscientious consumers while preserving the environment for future generations.