The only Transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Setubal for the first time. The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading based in the Netherlands sails it´s sixth consecutive eight months lasting voyage. The trip started in October in the Netherlands and will end in June 2015. Ports in Norway, the U.K. and France have been attended yet.
Ahead are the Canarian and Cape verdian Islands, Belem Brasil, the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. On the way back the Tres Hombres will visit the Açores, Ireland,the U.K, Belgium and the journey will end where it started in the Netherlands.
To start a revolution in cargo sailing two Dutch and an Austrian sailing friends founded the company and built the Tres Hombres and start Fairtransport: emission free transport of sustainable products by wind power only.
Loading the barrels into the cargohold of Tres Hombres. Pictures by 1000meilenwind.de
On board are now ten barrels of French wine, which stay in the hold for app. 10 months to age, and some klippfisk aka baccalhau to promote sustainable trading between Norway and Portugal.
The hold also contains an amount of gymnastic devices for the Paint a Future/Sail a Future project of the Dutch artist Hetty van der Linden.
The Tres Hombres is moored in Setubal at Quay 2 at Rua Saude from Sunday the 23th of November for only a few days. The ship can be visited Monday and Tuesday from 10.00 to 17.00 hour. Captain Arjen van der Veen and his crew will welcome the Portugese public, show them around and tell them all about this unique ship and project. Some of the transported products can be tasted and bought.
For more information www.fairtransport.eu; firstname.lastname@example.org or directly on the ship.
Cleem Doedens, Fairtransport Communications.