There are several projects around the world that offer inspiration for what’s possible at Govan Graving Docks as a sail cargo hub.
Modern sail cargo is not just about nostalgia for the past. Most importantly it is a proven means of tackling climate change by reducing CO2 emissions from shipping. It is tried and tested the world over so why not on the Clyde – the river that once built a fifth of the world’s ships?
Sail cargo is about the FUTURE!
Sail cargo presents a business and economic case for dry dock restoration.
It’s about creating sustainable, long-term skilled jobs for the people of Govan and Glasgow for decades to come. Some examples:
- Traditional skills preservation, shipbuilding techniques, carpentry, etc – with modern adaptations
- Modern sailing ship construction – e.g. using composite materials – as well as building wooden ships
- Shipbuilding, repair/restoration and other technical skills
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