How a Canadian coffee roaster is replacing container ships with sailboats to decarbonize its supply chain — and cutting costs in the process

The idea of sustainable transportation likely conjures images of futuristic technologies and electric cars, as well as scientific advances that have yet to be achieved.

But there’s a burgeoning industry made up of sailors, coffee roasters, olive-oil companies, and wineries that’s reverting to shipping practices of the past to move toward a net-zero future. 

Instead of transporting products overseas on gas-guzzling container ships, some retailers are choosing to ship their products via sailboats.

The so-called sail freight movement is …Read More