the future for "lo-entropy"
Emissions Free Transport
The future of Lo Entropy lies in utilising her technological sailing superiority (in comparison with the great sailing vessels of the age of sail) to build an emission free cargo transport mode. Lo Entropy has the advantage of having been designed to carry 50 tonnes of cargo, and has a proven record in both this and passenger charter and
transport. We wish to prove that it is possible to be both a sustainable business (on a level playing field financially with other transport modes) as well as in terms of energy sustainability by using renewable energy, in this case wind, as our main motive power to move cargo.
Now let's WORK
What needs to be done?
The aim now is to change Lo Entropy for the colder northern climate, to carry the equivalent capacity of 76 Euro pallets as carried by two of the largest, legal EU freight trucks. EU standard pallets measure 80cm X 120cm, but packing height does differ; our maximum height limit will be 140cm. Furthermore, 3 cabins will be available for a total of 12 passengers, and the vessel has a complement of 3 full-time rotating crew. This will allow the vessel to operate throughout the year carrying both freight and passengers simultaneously.
Cargo Routes and Charters
At present our goal is to fulfil our role as a Partner in the EU North Sea Dual Ports Interreg project which is to prove the economic case for the green transport of cargo by wind/sail propulsion. In this regard we are starting a sailing cargo liner operation between Oostende (Belgium) and Ramsgate (UK). Please see the “Celtic Cruise Investment Opportunity.PDF “ above for further information. Once this is proven, there are many more markets for this type of green transport operation throughout the EU.
Investment is needed to make sure Lo Entropy’s conversion to its new role is of an excellent standard.