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Sunday is holiday

Nordlys report Date : Sunday 25 September 2016 Position : 53*50’N 3*41,4’E , 65 nM North north west of Den Helder Speed & course : 7 kts to north north east Wind speed & direction : West 15 to 20 kts Sea state : calm to moderate with short 1 m...
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Homeward bound through the North Atlantic

DATE: 25-09-16  GMT: 12-21 POS: 44-29.3 N, 61-29.1 W   COG: 085  SOG: 8.5 Knts Here we are again, out at sea, approaching the grand banks south of Newfoundland, heading east towards the open ocean. After some weeks of rest and work in the very welcoming harbor of...
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Sailing downwind in the English Channel

Date : Thursday 22 september 2016 Position : 50*19’N 2*41’W , 15 nM south west of Portland Speed & course : 3 knots to south east Wind speed & direction : west 2 Beauforts Current : Tidal, 2 knots to west Sea state : calm Sky state : Altocumulus...
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Tales from the Nordleak puppies AKA Shimra and Rosa

Date & time :Sunday 18 September , 1800 UTC Position : 49*06’N 7*05’W , 55 nM south west of Scilly Islands Speed & course : 6 kts to North Wind speed & direction : west 10 to 15 kts Sea state : calm with long north west swell Sky state : total...
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Nordlys is on her way to Copenhagen with full cargo!

Date : Friday 16 September 2016 Position :15 nM South west of Ussant French Brittany Speed & course : 4 kts to west Wind speed & direction : North west 4 Beauforts Sea state : Moderate, 1 m swell Sky state : Cumulus 4/8 24 hours ago, we did cast off our...
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For six years we have shipped cargo across the Atlantic by windpower only.
Here at Fairtransport, we are proud of this achievement.

In 2007, three friends began a shipping company. While sailing on the Dutch barque Europa, Arjen, Andreas & Jorne saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion. They decided to create the world’s first modern “Emission Free” shipping company, based in the Netherlands. Originally named the “Stichting Atlantis Zeilende Handelsvaart”, the company has grown into what is now known simply as “Fairtransport”.

After the restoration of the brigantine Tres Hombres, the ship was added to the fleet of Fairtransoprt in Transatlantic Emission Free Freight Service to the Caribbean, from Europe. As the world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship, she has become quite famous in her own right. The company has since expanded, with plans to put the world’s first 130m Ecoliner and a 3 masted clipper ship on the sea.

It is the prime intention of Fairtransport to sail cargo emission free, with a focus on transporting special products which are organic, or crafted traditionally – such as Olive Oil, Wine and Rum. Additionally, to raise awareness about the huge amounts of pollution created by the modern shipping industry and affect positive change in the way goods are shipped around the world.

Currently a 140 year old wooden ketch Nordlys is being restored, to be employed in service in the North Sea & greater Europe. Norldys will be added to the Fleet of Fairtransport to promote emission free shipping in European waters. >> READ MORE


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