Since 2007, Fairtransport's mission is to raise awareness for climate friendly transportation and to minimize our communal carbon footprint. With our engine-less sailing fleet, Tres Hombres and Nordlys, we trade organic and traditionally crafted goods and ship sustainable cargo overseas with only the power of wind.
Our successful fleet has over 12 years experience in shipping precious goods worldwide. We work with respected producers and merchants, people with courage and eco-friendly vision.
Sail along! Our engine-less ships provide an ideal situation to train young and experienced seafarers. Due to the rigors and challenges incurred by sailing cargo, sailors learn a wide range of skills and disciplines that can only be acquired by traditional sail training. Alongside this hands on learning of marlinspike seamanship, those who are interested will be taught the history of sail, the physics of sail theory as well as navigation. Completing a full round trip of at least half a year with Tres Hombres is just as rewarding adventurous as a European voyage of a couple of days on board of world’s oldest sailing cargo ship Nordlys!Want to sail along?
Our foundation is always working hard to maintain and restore our traditional sailing ships and keep them in working order. Become part of the community and contribute to this sustainable success. Supporting the foundation is very much appreciated!
Current project: Nordlys
At the moment the Nordlys, is in great need of a refit! Restorational repairs for the main and lower decks. The refit is planned in the winter of 2020.
Required budget: € 50.000.-Support us now
It’s midnight, we wake up. It’s morning light outside! We can clearly see. The deck, the water surrounding us, the faces of my shipmates, the horizon melting in thousands of colors of blue. The moon goes to sleep, the other watch also. We’re alone on deck with a very light breeze. We’re like an evolution […]
Paint and stain possible on this beautiful day. All sails are up, even the jib that the kids painted in Amsterdam. We sat her under the mainsail. We call it the ‘dolphin sail’. Some of the crew members enjoyed cooking yesterday while Soraia had a day off. Her pastas, oignons beignets, pizzas, lasagna and vegetables […]
Today we rolled our merry way past the Dover Callais line in a magical orange sunrise, having now officially left the English channel at our stern. Where we also had a stark reminder that not all of us are as privileged and free as us here on our little square rig shipping around a Corona […]