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Tres Hombres blog: Bijna in Amsterdam….

We liggen momenteel met prachtig nazomerweer voor anker bij Boulogne Sur Mer. De wind is te zwak om ons tegen de getijdestroming in voort te bewegen, als we zouden zeilen zouden we achteruit gaan. Vandaar dat het anker is uitgegooid en we wachten tot de stroming weer...
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As the rhythm of the sea gets left behind, farther a day at a time, and though my feet touch the ground, I am not here nor there. I should be writing this blog about our last 2 weeks of sail, since our last port of call , Bornholm. About the cold, the crazy winds we...
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CALL OUT: help unload Tres Hombres in Amsterdam 29th October

After almost seven months, several thousand miles and an unexpected stop in Nova Scotia, Tres Hombres is almost back in Amsterdam. Our engineless sail cargo ship Tres Hombres rounded the Atlantic for the eighth time, her belly full with melasses, cacao beans, green...
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Fairtransport is looking for an volunteer experienced webmaster. Our website is getting more and more traffic, which is great! Because of that we need to make some improvements. Can someone help us out? You can work from anywhere in the world. Must have significant...
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Tres Hombres blog: Soon enough we were under full sail again

DATE:221016 GMT:1804 POS:50 04.6 N, 0 08.3 W COG:338 SOG:4.2 Back at sea and in the English channel, Thank you for having us Le Havre. We all said Le Havre fairwell on Friday afternoon leaving lovedonce and new made friends behind. Last Tuesday we took out the cargo...
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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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