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An invitation to the EU Commission

June 23, 2017

We were pleased to present Cargo Under Sail to Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission and the project lead for the EU Energy Union. The meeting was a… An invitation to the EU Commission

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Sailing Cargo under the German Flag!

June 16, 2017

Nach langem Warten, einer Menge Geld, vielen Schriftwechseln und einer Menge Bürokratie, sind wir froh endlich die Avontuur unter deutscher Flagge zu haben. Unser Heimathafen ist jetzt offiziell Elsfleth. Dort… Sailing Cargo under the German Flag!

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Oh Canada – Eh major Announcement & CALL FOR PRO CREW

June 1, 2017

MAY NEWSLETTER   Putting Cargo Under Sail and introducing wind/solar powered shipping practices to much of the world has its many introductions and news worthy mentions. We offer insight, cargo… Oh Canada – Eh major Announcement & CALL FOR PRO CREW

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Thank you Bremen, Thank you Elsfleth

May 15, 2017

What a moment in time! We began sailing the AVONTUUR on July 29th, 2016 with the aim to deliver goods by wind. The goal was simple but would businesses and… Thank you Bremen, Thank you Elsfleth

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Die Heimkehr der Avontuur

April 28, 2017

Am 29.04.17 kehrt die AVONTUUR heim. Am Samstag wird der Frachtsegler AVONTUUR, der Waren klimafreundlich über den Seeweg transportiert zurück nach Elsfleth kehren – dort wo seine erste große Reise… Die Heimkehr der Avontuur

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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. We promote social and ecological sustainability in the shipping industry by being a flagship for change.