Since 2007 we are on a climate friendly shipping mission

Our mission

Fairtransport's 'Mission Under Sail' is to minimize the carbon footprint worldwide and to raise awareness for climate-friendly transportation. We strive for a sustainable product lifeline and aspire to constantly improve our own environmental impact. Since 2007, our positive community is trading with local entities and moving organically grown goods from fair producers to conscientious consumers. The long-term mission of Fairtransport is to revive cargo shipping under sail, to build an impactful and strong worldwide movement, and to inspire others with alternative shipping methods.

Our vision

The vision of Fairtransport is a healthy and equal planet where humans act responsibly and live a sustainable lifestyle. A world in which we bring exotic and locally sourced goods to nearby shores. Our positive movement intertwines nature, fair partners and conscientious consumer. All our goods are organic, socially responsible and/or traditionally produced, after which they're shipped in a climate friendly way. It's remarkable how natural sources, like wind and water bring ideals and climate change together in one global, passionate community.

Future proof vision

Climate friendly transport

The "Tres Hombres"

Visionairs with a green heart

Fairtransport's history

While sailing on the Dutch barque Europa in 2000, three friends Andreas Lackner, Jorne Langelaan and Arjen van der Veen saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion. They started the world’s first modern climate-friendly shipping company, based in The Netherlands. Originally named “Stichting Atlantis Zeilende Handelsvaart”, the company has grown into, what is now simply known as “Fairtransport”.

A positive movement

We incorporate our values in every step we take. We ship sustainable cargo across the ocean only by the power of the wind, we sell organic sail-powered products, we educate young seafarers and we maintain our traditional engine-less sailing fleet. With our passionate community we raise awareness about alternative opportunities for clean shipping. We affect positive change in the way goods are transported around the world.

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…
-By John Masefield-

Pioneering clean cargo shipping

It has become apparent that our passion has turned into a source of motivation for alternative shipping anywhere in the world. Our merchant sailing company plays an important role in the evolution of contemporary sustainable transportation over sea and land. Fairtransport is a shining example of the existing possibilities and Tres Hombres is the ambassador for sailing cargo worldwide.

The knowledge gained in these past years through shipping experience has culminated into an invaluable database of expertise. Fairtransport is proud to be the worldwide agent, managing cargo bookings & brokerage, trainee bookings, local support services, customs & immigration obligations as well as general administration.

With extensive involvement in traditional shipbuilding including the design, construction, and operation, we maintain our fleet. Fairtransport is supported by an international network of professional traditional sailors, woodworkers, riggers & shipbuilders.

Become a ship owner!

Our ships are publicly owned by shareholders according to the tried and tested model of shareholding developed during the golden age of sail. Shares are sold during the build and restoration to finance each ship. Using this model we have established the re-introduction of sailing cargo ships, and are now expanding to a larger, more commercial scale. The company of each ship is controlled by the shareholders. Annual shareholder meetings are held whereby the company management presents the guiding policies of the company and the financial report of the previous financial year together with the projections for the forthcoming year.

Invest in a climate friendly future

Strong sea-trade relations in the expanding organic and bio-dynamic product market have already been established through the exploitation of our fleet. This climate aware market is growing rapidly and the demand of consumers ensuring that future ships of the Fairtransport can be put into immediate service sailing cargo. We have ambitious targets and business plans for the coming years. Fairtransport is a future-proof company and each ship operates as a module of the Fairtransport Shipping Ltd. Invest in the necessity to build, operate & maintain a strong fleet.

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