Sail freighter proves that saving on fuel costs is possible for river systems. Case of the "Apollonia" along the Hudson River, New York.

Schooner Apollonia’s cargo and fuel use records from 2021 show that the ton-mile fuel efficiency of even a very small sail freighter is far higher than comparable trucking. Operational results show a fuel efficiency of 134.6 ton-miles per gallon of diesel fuel while operating at 21.5% tonnage intensity, as compared to an average of 70 tm/gal for US trucking overall.  click here to read more