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
Voluntarily and together The men grab gloves, one makes do with a blanket. Then the lid comes off the end of the long box. Steam rises. They quickly get the hot plank out. But wait: you imagine a board, not a plank. With a thickness of 8 cm, this one looks more like a beam. […]
Wonderful progress towards west yesterday. The front is passing now with rain and the wind died. We brailed up the main and braced square. It is the trimming for waiting for any kind of wind. The ship is heading north but drifts east. We can only try to drift slower what we don’t want now […]
“They call it the Caribbean of the North”…where you can have buckets of liquid sunshine and imagine coconuts growing on city lights. Welcome to the magical experience that is sailing a cargo of 19.000 bottles of natural French wines to Denmark. Telling a story about the last two weeks is not easy. So many beautiful […]