Our Mission Zero

To eliminate pollution caused by shipping cargo.


We have a five-stage approach:

1. Raise Awareness about the environmental destruction caused by the shipping industry

2. Model a clean shipping future with our AVONTUUR

3. Sell premium AVONTUUR products to support the ongoing operation of the project.

4.  Establish a demand for products shipped by sail

5. Build a modern sail cargo fleet

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 start it.

We are a passionate collective of individuals 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. We promote social and ecological sustainability in the shipping industry by being a flagship for change.

Our Logbook

AVONTUUR Shipping News Juli 2024

AVONTUUR: Sailing through the English Channel, Suddenly a bang split the air It can go that fast. 9 knots and more broad reach, almost running. The wind comes in 2… AVONTUUR Shipping News Juli 2024

AVONTUUR Shipping News March 2024

AVONTUUR SHIPPING NEWS Tenerife, Spain 2024 FROM CÁDIZ TO TENERIFE, ATLANTIKQUERUNG VORAUS Voyage 13 has begun! The first leg led from Cádiz to the Canary Islands. The new crew of… AVONTUUR Shipping News March 2024

SHIPPING NEWS | February 2024 no. 2

AVONTUUR SHIPPING NEWS Cádiz, Spain 2024 ARRIVAL AT CÁDIZ, SPAIN We expect the AVONTUUR to arrive on Sunday in Cádiz, one of Andalusia’s most traditional shipping and maritime trading cities.… SHIPPING NEWS | February 2024 no. 2