Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative.

The Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative, is in formal association with the University of the West Indies Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship. The project was established to promote and provide:

  • Sail cargo vessels which utilize wind and solar for propulsion and chilled cargo spaces – within the shipping sector inclusive of Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana and the Windward Islands (OECS), addressing food security concerns and as a climate change mitigation initiative.
  • Cargo support for green economy developments in the agriculture and agro-processing sectors.
  • An enhanced and improved regional supply chain for fresh and perishable produce within the sector.
  • Seamanship training programs with accreditation to IMO-STCW2010 and RYA Standards and tidal and non-tidal mile-building.
  • A traditional tall ships sailing and rig training program for young adults.
  • Corporate teambuilding experiences at sea.
  • Representation and distribution of high quality Barbados manufactured products within the sector.
  • A Barbados Sailing Ambassador program to be developed with select Barbadian manufacturers, distributors and organisations.