Go Sail Cargo – The new Corporate Entity and its potential

In order to steer Go Sail Cargo towards sustainable zero-carbon growth and global expansion, a new business entity must be created.

Capital raising is first on the list and here we must be clear in our goals and informed as to how to achieve them, but thinking laterally and being prepared to abandon preconceived ideas, unless they dovetail with the aims of the new company, is essential. In order to be taken seriously any new entity must present a practical, viable, scalable and profitable proposition that is demonstrably beneficial to all stakeholders. One that fulfills a clearly identified need and does so in a non-invasive and non-polluting manner for the foreseeable future. Go Sail Cargo ticks all those boxes.

It is my aim to develop a structure that is essentially cooperative in ownership and concordant in action. Specifically, the Pacific Nations, with their overwhelming dependence on maritime transport and centuries of advanced and intuitive navigational skills should be fairly represented and ideally, shareholders.

Given the clearly stated global ambitions and the need for efficient mass production, even modest shareholders could enjoy good dividends generating tangible community benefits such their own zero-emission vessels and dockside facilities driven by renewable energy. Inter-Island traders and ferries for example, charged up from sustainable harbour sources.

The emerging tourism sector could be a major beneficiary with risk averse, cost-effective green vessels offering real ecotourism not greenwashed lip service. A new generation of discerning travellers will gladly support such operations.

Call this what you like, but just as my ships draw on both tradition and technology, so the proposed business model can incorporate fair wealth distribution and sustained corporate growth. Success then, measured not only in financial returns but in generosity, participant wellbeing, environmental healing and Green Nation Building.

Roadblocks and challenges are many and more will be thrown up by patriarchal fossil fuel fondlers, yet with a rapidly growing collective will to establish a Sane New World, we will succeed.

History teaches us that truly great institutions are not led by squabbling committees but by inspirational leaders and teams, working as one for the good of all. To that end I pledge to lead the new company in a way that quickly engages an enlightened CEO and encourages the active participation of visionary young people and growing nations in a quest for sustainable managerial and product excellence.

Lastly, here are some facts for consideration.

A certain billionaire’s yacht is currently for sale at $AU 270 million. To put this into perspective that would be enough to build:

10 Electric Clipper 180-36 1,000 tonne 36 container zero-emission cargo schooners

20 E C 100 4 container 200 tonne sail/electric cargo ketches

30 E-Cat Solar passenger ferries and inter island sailing cargo catamarans

100 Assorted zero-carbon ship’s boats, small tourist boats and fishing boats.

And the entire Pacific region is transformed

Derek Ellard - www.gosailcargo.com

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