emission free sea transport

Every bottle, bag or barrel showing this sticker supports the Green Shipping Revolution. ‘A Class’ Products are a shining symbol of a commitment to sustainability and reducing Carbon Emissions. These products are shipped expressly by sail – without engine, enabling a guaranteed 90% CO2 reduction!

For 6 years we have shipped cargo across the ocean 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

Established as Leader


It has become apparent that our ideas – our passion – have turned into an expertise unmatched anywhere else in the world. Our merchant sailing company plays a very important role in the continued development of sustainable transportation. The knowledge gained in these past years through experience has culminated into an invaluable database of expertise.   The Tres Hombres has been an exemplary model in the existing possibilities for sustainable shipping, and the ever expanding future of sail cargo. Cargo booking & brokerage, trainee booking, local support services, customs & immigration obligations as well as general administration. Fairtransport is proud be her worldwide agent.   With ample experience in traditional ship building including the design, construction and operation of the “schonker” Pierius Magnus (Dutch flat-bottom replica)  and the conversion of a German minesweeper into the engineless sailing cargo brigantine Tres Hombres. Supported by an international network of professional traditional sailors, woodworkers, rigger & shipbuilders.

Committed to Sustainability

We recognize that this expertise is a vital resource for further development. Make a contribution to a sustainable world. Contribution to the development of green energy. Our ships are publicly owned – during build, restoration and preliminary terms this is how they are supported financially. We have established the re-introduction of sailing cargo ships, and are expanding to a larger, more commercial scale. The company of each ship will be controlled by it’s shareholders. An annual shareholder meeting will be held at which the company management will relay to all shareholders the guiding policies of the company and the financial report of the previous financial year together with the projections for the forthcoming year.

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The full rights of the shareholder are described in the deed, available by mail at your request. Strong sea-trade relations in the expanding organic/bio-dynamic product market have already been established through the exploitation of the Tres Hombres. This niche market is growing, ensuring that future ships in the Fairtransport Line can be put into immediate service. We’ve set targets for the upcoming years – adding another ship to our roster is just the beginning. Each ship operates as a module of the Fairtransport Shipping Ltd. Invest and support the skills necessary to build, operate & maintain stronger trade relations.

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