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Nordlys, manoeuvered entirely by the power of the wind is possibly the worlds oldest cargo ship (1873) still working. She is at the moment operating in the European coastal trade. Originally a fishing trawler, nowadays she is able to carry a maximum of 30 tons of...
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Nordlys (1873) engineless sailing cargo ship

Nordlys (1873) sailing cargo ship from Fairtransport on Vimeo. Nordlys (1873) is an engineless sailing cargo ship and she will transport some precious cargo for deliveries around Europe, like Xisto Wines ,Tres Hombres Rum and Spanish olive oil. From A to B emission...
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Tres Hombres is heading to La Palma Canarias

DATE:17-05 GMT:00.45 POS:32.16 N,16.45 W COG: 170 SOG:9 Ahoy, Tres Hombres is underway again. Right now we make good progress south; direction La Palma. It was not very easy to get away from the island of Madeira> Because the island is so high, there was now wind just...
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Tres Hombres will drop her anchor tomorrow in front of the harbor of Funchal

DATE:09-05 GMT:19.53 POS:31.45 N,17.08 W COG:210 SOG:6 Kn Ahoy, ‘Madeira may be shortly described as one mass of mountain, rising to the highest summits in the centre, descending on the north to a range of lofty cliffs, bounded by the ocean, and to a a lower and...
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Tres Hombres is tacking her way to Madeira

DATE:08-05 GMT:19.07 POS:32.01 N,16.24 W COG:215 SOG:8 Ahoy, Tacking our way to Funchal, Progress towards our goal isn’t going very fast, Because of the ocean waves and swell. The sun gives us warmth and positive energy. Lot’s of dolphins and a whale or...
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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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