Our mission, our task and our stated goal is to minimize the Co2 footprint worldwide, raise awareness of sustainable transportation and show that freight can be transported in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
Our deep-rooted values also include continuously manifesting a sustainable life line of products and ongoing improvement of our impact on the environment.
Since 2007, we have been acting as a fair transportation community with regional organizations, transporting organic products from fair producers to environmentally friendly and responsible consumers.
Our long-term, persistently pursued and implemented mission is to reinvigorate freight transportation, make a difference to our planet through every freight moved, build a global movement, inspire and collaborate, grow and nurture the network of like-minded revolutionaries for clean shipping.
What motivates and drives us is the vision of a balanced, healthy planet on which we humans live together in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible, sustainable and equitable manner and lead lifestyles that fit these values.
Our movement connects exotic goods with regional coasts, luxury products with fair trade, fair producers with ethically conscious consumers, and all without destroying or polluting the environment.
Wind and water are the natural elements that make our movement global and bring us together in a strong community around the world that is passionate about sustainability and fighting climate change.
The three friends Jorne Langelaan, Arjen van der Veen and Andreas Lackner sailed together on the Dutch three-masted barque Europa in 2000 and experienced the power and beauty of imposing tall sailing ships, powered only by the pure power of the wind. Inspired and full of energy, they founded the world's first environmentally friendly shipping company in the Netherlands. At that time it was still under the name "Stichting Atlantis Zeilende Handelsvaart".
Since then we have grown enormously as a community and as a company. Today we are widely known as "Fairtransport".
With every step we take in our development, we anchor our values, reflect and optimize. We transport sustainable cargo across oceans in equally sustainable ways.
We act fairly and sell only organically grown, sailed products. We train young seafarers in environmentally friendly cargo sailing. We maintain and care for our historic, traditional sailing fleet. We are a community deeply connected in our values and passionate in creating and strengthening awareness of alternative transportation methods and clean shipping. With our sleeves rolled up and all our hearts, we are committed to making positive change in the global transportation of goods.
At Fairtransport, we are lovers of fair transportation.
On the way of becoming what we are, it soon became clear that our passion evolved into motivation & inspiration for alternative shipping and sustainable cargo sailing around the world.
Our environmentally conscious, wind-powered transportation company plays a key role in expanding and revolutionizing global freight transportation towards sailing.
Due to its history, implementation and constant further development, honest transportation is now an important symbol with exemplary character to show the existing possibilities. The Tres Hombres is an ambassador for global sailing cargo transport.
The knowledge gained in recent years through dispatch and experience has resulted in an invaluable database of expertise.
At Fairtransport, we are proud to act as an agent for freight brokerage, trainee bookings, regional service services, customs and immigration requirements and general administrative processes worldwide.
In the maintenance of our fleet we cooperate with an international network of sailors, carpenters, riggers and shipbuilders who professionally support us as specialists in the craftsmanship traditionally learned. In this way, many enormously valuable experiences and skills in traditional shipbuilding, construction and operation come together.
While sailing on the Dutch barque Europa in 2000, three friends Andreas Lackner, Jorne Langelaan and Arjen van der Veen experienced the beauty and power of large sailing ships that only use the wind to propel them. Deeply inspired 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 known simply as "Fairtransport".
Fairtransport's vision is a healthy and equal planet where people behave responsibly and lead sustainable lives. As a positive movement, we intertwine nature, fair partners and conscientious consumers. A world where exotic goods are transported to nearby ports without impacting the environment.
We have strong partners on the freight side,
who are willing to fill our cargo holds with goods through their network,
as the demand for clean transportation of sustainable products
far exceeds currently available loading capacities.
If you sign up for our newsletter, you'll be among the first to know when our new sailing programs are released! Our Fairtransport "Sailmail" is chock-full of stories about adventures, about life at and with the sea, about products from distant, exotic lands and everything else, which is happening in the world of Fairtransport.
Do'nt miss it!