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
as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
It has been a 48h of tacking in the very agitated sea and sky… With the tide, we came back exactly where we were the day before in a distance of 15 miles straight line. The reality is that we needed so many little straight lines to reach this 15 miles further south. The explanation […]
So here we are, back in Amsterdam, with an empty cargo hold, preparing for the next trip. Six months have passed since we first left Den Helder on that grey November day. I still remember the steady sound of the tugboat, like a frantic clock rushing us. Soon the time would not matter that much, […]