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Fairtransport: the market leader in sustainable cargo shipment. Learn more about investing in our innovative and traditional sailing cargo ships and invest in the future!

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With our successful traditional fleet in service we can move your cargo emission free from A to B, with future plans to employ the fastest Clippership and the innovative ecoliners.

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Every now and again something crosses our path too good to just transport;  limited quantities of Tres Hombres Rum, Chocolate & Coffee are now for sale!

Latest News

Here you’ll find the latest posts from our ships, press releases, Fairtransport news & events

Nordlys blog: “we incarnate! shipwrights to sailors, riggers to bosuns

“we incarnate! shipwrights to sailors, riggers to bosuns, masters to mariners, craftsmen to crewmates, swallows to seafarers and back again, a host of hunched helmsmen huddled at...
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Nordlys blog: She’s on her way!

After a winter of hard work on the ship, we departed from Den Helder on the twenty-first of July. The cargo hold stacked with the finest organic wines from France. Nordlys was...
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Invest in our sailing cargo vessel Nordlys (1873)

The Tres Hombres carved the path for sustainable transport… but this is just the beginning. It is our goal to expand our cargo fleet to include many more ships working under...
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Nordlys blog: Restoring the (possibly) oldest sailing cargo ship in the world

Like almost any other day I visited sailing cargo vessel Nordlys (1873) at Willemsoord , Den Helder. The ship has been refitted first at Teerenstra Shipwarf and is now lying in...
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Tres Hombres blog: Fairtransport vaart door, ondanks wereldwijde hack

Op de dag dat de wereldhandel, via Maersk, de grote container rederij, werd platgelegd door internationale hackers, kreeg de Nederlandse duurzame rederij Fairtransport opdracht...
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Tres Hombres blog: Don’t cut the seizing we gone sail.

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Nordlys en Tres Hombres aanwezig tijdens Sail Den Helder

Sail Den Helder is met het decor van de internationale Tall Ships dit jaar het grootste publieksevenement van Noord-Holland. Een prachtig nautisch evenement van 22 tot en met 25...
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Beleef Texel aan boord van de Tres Hombres

Sinds lange tijd meert  het zeilende vrachtschip Tres Hombres weer aan in Oudeschild. Vanuit Eyemouth Schotland zeilen we rechtstreeks door naar Texel om vaten gin van stokerij...
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Tres Hombres blog: Fast furious or Rasta rocket ?

For 2 days we saw our Tres going fast without outerjib, bobs and royal sailing closed haul. All safety nets and safety lines are in place, the automatic deck wash was done in the...
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Tres Hombres blog: One hand for the risotto

Finally back at sea. After one long week in the harbor of Newcastle, waiting for 4cm2 to arrive. We're finally a sailing ship again, instead of a living boat. And I am a ships...
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AUCTION: 10th anniversary TRES HOMBRES RUM edition signed by our captains

Our rumrunner Tres Hombres (1943) needs a thorough refit so that we can ship our finest rum and other precious goods emission free in the future. To achieve this goal you can...
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Tres Hombres blog: Put on your traveller shoes…..

Put on your traveller shoes... Some people said: the crew is becoming positively mad with this very low wind, rolling boat, waiting for the breeze , I would say: here we are ''no...
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Tres Hombres blog: Thank you Blankenberge for your hospitality

We arrived on a wednesday early in the morning and went on anchor just in front of the entrance of the harbour. Later at four o'clock we were towed by the volunteer run rescue...
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Nordlys blog: Epilogue of a Shipyard Winter

"O! the glory of our labours! sawteeth and hammer, adze and chisel, chainsaw and hatchet, the frozen north! oak and pine, pitch and tar, rope and tackle, oakhum and hemp! hands...
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Tres Hombres blog: Visit us during the maritime festival in Blankenberge!

Voyage: Amsterdam to Blankenberge Its nice to be out here on the Mare Frisium. The once called Frisian Sea that is now called North Sea. We are on our way to Blankenberge Belgium...
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For 10 years we have shipped cargo across the Atlantic by the power of the wind only!

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” >> READ MORE

Fairtransport acts as agent and broker for the following ships

The Fairtransport Fleet


With every bottle, bag or barrel showing this sticker the emission free Shipping Revolution grows. ‘A Class’ Products are a shining symbol of a commitment to sustainability and reducing Carbon and other toxic emissions. These products are shipped by sail, without engine, allowing them to be completely ‘Emission Free – Guaranteed 90% reduction in pollution!

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