Shipping is a big contributor to climate change. So why is it being left out of the Paris deal?

Shipping is a big contributor to climate change. So why is it being left out of the Paris deal?

By Ben Adler  Source: http://grist.org

When you think of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions — airplanes and automobiles, power plants and factories, paper mills and burping cows — one image that might never cross your mind is ships. In the era of air travel, the average American spends little to no time on boats. It seems like an outdated mode of transportation.

But the global economy runs on ships. TVs and cars made in Asia don’t take airplanes to markets in the U.S. and Europe. They travel by boat. Shipping is actually bigger than ever — it’s just overwhelmingly commercial rather than the way rich people cross the Atlantic. As globalization continues to expand and developing countries continue to grow, international shipping is expected to increase dramatically in the next few decades. READ MORE

Moeten ook containerschepen zeilen? RTLZ

Moeten ook containerschepen zeilen? RTLZ

persbericht: ​​​​Het motorloze zeilvrachtschip Tres Hombres is onderdeel van Sail 2015.

persbericht: ​​​​Het motorloze zeilvrachtschip Tres Hombres is onderdeel van Sail 2015.

​​​​Het motorloze zeilvrachtschip Tres Hombres is onderdeel van Sail 2015.
Na een succesvolle trans-Atlantische reis en een aansluitende naar Denemarken is het ruim weer leeg
​ en klaar voor een nieuw lading​.

Na de Sail manifestatie wordt het vlaggenschip van de Fairtransport organisatie weer klaargemaakt voor de zevende opeenvolgende reis naar het Caribisch gebied.

De Tres Hombres zal vanaf woensdag 19 tot en met zondag 23 augustus afgemeerd liggen tegenover het Zaantheater, Nicolaasstraat 3 in Zaandam, op loopafstand van het station.

De Zaanstreek viert in 2015 het feestjaar Stad aan de Zaan, waarvan een aantal evenementen samengaan met het Amsterdamse Sail 2015. De aanwezigheid van de Tres Hombres is er één van.

Op woensdag 19 augustus vertrekt de Tres Hombres rond 12.00 uur vanuit IJmuiden om deel te nemen aan de Sail-in parade over het Noordzeekanaal. De officiële opening zal om 20.30 uur plaatsvinden. Daaraan voorafgaand kan het publiek tussen 14.00 en 17.00 uur het schip in Zaandam bezichtigen.

​Op donderdag 20 augustus is er open schip van 14.00 tot 17.00 uur en van 18.00 tot 21.00 uur.

​Vrijdag 21, zaterdag 22 en zondag 23 augustus is de Tres Hombres voor het publiek toegankelijk van 10.00 tot 13.00 uur en van 14.00 tot 17.00 uur.Kapitein en één van de drie grondleggers van Fairtransport hombre Andreas Lackner en zijn bemanning zullen bezoekers rondleiden en hen vertellen over de achtergronden van dit unieke project, dat schoon transport van duurzame producten beoogt.Een aantal van deze producten kan ter plekke aangeschaft worden, zoals de Tres Hombres repen van de Amsterdamse Chocolatemakers, gedroogd zeewier van de Engelse Cornish Seawe​ed Company, thee van de Azoren en Caribische cacaoboter van de Grenada Chocolate Company. Ook is er een gelimiteerd aantal Tres Hombres t-shirts te verkrijgen.

Voor geïnteresseerden is er informatie beschikbaar om als trainee mee te zeilen en over het vervoer van vracht met de Tres Hombres of met één van de andere schepen die onder de Fairtransport vlag varen.

Op de website www.fairtransport.eu  ​en www.fairtransport-foundation.com ​staan alle mogelijkheden uitgebreid vermeld en is informatie te vinden over verleden, heden en toekomst van Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading.
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Good food and a happy crew!

Good food and a happy crew!

Good food and a happy crew!

We are looking for someone to cook healthy food for the Nordlys crew until the end of August! Location: “Turtuga House” , Den Helder, Netherlands

Also..

In September Tres Hombres will get her refit done in Den Helder. There is a cook on board but he needs a extra hand while cooking for a big (refit)crew ( about > 30 persons )

If you want to help contact Gerrit at crew@fairtransport.nl

Carbon neutral cargo – tall ships re-create the golden age of sail, carrying cargo across the Atlantic

Carbon neutral cargo – tall ships re-create the golden age of sail, carrying cargo across the Atlantic

During the trip of Tres Hombres crossing the ocean in 2013/14 BBC filmed on board the ship. These natural documentary series , which will start tonight at 9 pm (22:00 NL tijd), are about the Atlantic Ocean.

Tonight the first part of the series will start. Tres Hombres and her crew will be in it and we invite you to watch it  at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xrsw7 or  LiveTV BBC2 http://robssatellitetv.com/watch-bbc-2-live-online-stream-watch-uk-tv-free.htm

 

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PRESS RELEASE- Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.

PRESS RELEASE- Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.

PRESS RELEASE

Den Helder                         July 6th 2015, for immediate release:

Source: Fairtransport, Willemsoord 73, 1781AS, Den Helder, Netherlands, +31(0)223 683 516, www.fairtransport.nl, info@fairtransport.nl and partners: www.grayhoundluggersailing.co.uk and www.timbercoast.com

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RETURN OF SAIL

“Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.”

 

Brigantine Tres Hombres made her maiden voyage in 2009 to the climate conference in Copenhagen. Since then, year after year she has been sailing down to the West indies and up to Europe, hauling  precious cargoes of cacao, coffee, tea, rum, spices and more. Leaving in her wake: no emissions, and just the wind, for the next ship to use…  Now, those next ships are here, and being united. Since last year the beautifull newly built lugger Grayhound is trading with cargo, the famous cargo schooner Avontuur is being refitted in Germany as we speak and the ancient (built in 1873) wooden trawler Nordlys is making ready to set sail with cargo again, this summer. The owners of all these ships have now officially agreed to unite under and be promoted by the flag of Fairtransport.

 

This agreement is one of the final outcomes of meetings in Falmouth with several shipowners, cargo owners, agents and brokers, where both Grayhound and Tres Hombres where docked together earlier this year. Concretely it will mean that Fairtransport shipping will coordinate the cargo jobs she is offered, between the different ships. This will finally make it possible for cargo owners to be served in a wider area of operations. Tres Hombres will take care of trans Atlantic shipments. Grayhound is destinied for a variable trading area reaching from the English Channel troughout the coastlines of the whole Atlantic ocean region. Avontuur is bound for Australia and will take cargoes to all destinations in between. Nordlys will be trading in all coastal routes in European waters.

 

All parties involved are excited to work together. Freya Hart of Grayhound is explaining: “Onboard Grayhound we are passionate about treading as lightly as possible on our planets resources. This is our first year delivering cargo and with the help of Fairtransport becoming our agent we feel we have the best chance of succeeding.” Also Capt. Cornelius Bockermann of Avontuur states: “We were convinced, if we were going to make a real difference we needed to merge the relationship between trade and environmental preservation.  For this reason we are excited about partnering with Tres Hombres and the Fairtransport team in pursuit of these common values.” Jorne Langelaan co founder of Fairtransport adds: “We’ll start working together with several organisations, ship- and cargo owners to create a worldwide network for sustainable transport over sea”.
From this week on information about the different ships can be found on the www.fairtransport.eu website. Entrepreneurs interested in sending their cargoes sustainably over sea, or individuals wanting to join as trainee or crewmember on one of the ships are being invited.

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Sailing cargo project around the world – by Mahonri Gibson – sailingdog.org

Sailing cargo project around the world – by Mahonri Gibson – sailingdog.org

Sail-powered shipping is experiencing a revival! “We couldn’t find a current list of all the various projects around the world that are attempting (and doing) to bring back sail freight, so sailingdog.org made one!”

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