PRESS RELEASE- Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.

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PRESS RELEASE

Den Helder                         July 6th 2015, for immediate release:

Source: Fairtransport, Willemsoord 73, 1781AS, Den Helder, Netherlands, +31(0)223 683 516, www.fairtransport.nl, info@fairtransport.nl and partners: www.grayhoundluggersailing.co.uk and www.timbercoast.com

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RETURN OF SAIL

“Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.”

 

Brigantine Tres Hombres made her maiden voyage in 2009 to the climate conference in Copenhagen. Since then, year after year she has been sailing down to the West indies and up to Europe, hauling  precious cargoes of cacao, coffee, tea, rum, spices and more. Leaving in her wake: no emissions, and just the wind, for the next ship to use…  Now, those next ships are here, and being united. Since last year the beautifull newly built lugger Grayhound is trading with cargo, the famous cargo schooner Avontuur is being refitted in Germany as we speak and the ancient (built in 1873) wooden trawler Nordlys is making ready to set sail with cargo again, this summer. The owners of all these ships have now officially agreed to unite under and be promoted by the flag of Fairtransport.

 

This agreement is one of the final outcomes of meetings in Falmouth with several shipowners, cargo owners, agents and brokers, where both Grayhound and Tres Hombres where docked together earlier this year. Concretely it will mean that Fairtransport shipping will coordinate the cargo jobs she is offered, between the different ships. This will finally make it possible for cargo owners to be served in a wider area of operations. Tres Hombres will take care of trans Atlantic shipments. Grayhound is destinied for a variable trading area reaching from the English Channel troughout the coastlines of the whole Atlantic ocean region. Avontuur is bound for Australia and will take cargoes to all destinations in between. Nordlys will be trading in all coastal routes in European waters.

 

All parties involved are excited to work together. Freya Hart of Grayhound is explaining: “Onboard Grayhound we are passionate about treading as lightly as possible on our planets resources. This is our first year delivering cargo and with the help of Fairtransport becoming our agent we feel we have the best chance of succeeding.” Also Capt. Cornelius Bockermann of Avontuur states: “We were convinced, if we were going to make a real difference we needed to merge the relationship between trade and environmental preservation.  For this reason we are excited about partnering with Tres Hombres and the Fairtransport team in pursuit of these common values.” Jorne Langelaan co founder of Fairtransport adds: “We’ll start working together with several organisations, ship- and cargo owners to create a worldwide network for sustainable transport over sea”.
From this week on information about the different ships can be found on the www.fairtransport.eu website. Entrepreneurs interested in sending their cargoes sustainably over sea, or individuals wanting to join as trainee or crewmember on one of the ships are being invited.

 

 

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Press release : Tres Hombres arrived at the port of Grenada!

PRESS RELEASE SAILING CARGO VESSEL IN GRENADA 2015

On it`s sixth consecutive voyage between Europe and the Carribean islands, the good ship Tres Hombres is visiting the Grenadian port of St. George again. The only Transatlantic cargo vessel without an engine started the eight months lasting journey in the Netherlands in October, 2014 and is due to arrive back there in June, 2015.

Up until now the ship visited ports in Norway, the U.K., France, Portugal, and on the Canarian and Capeverdian islands. After the Atlantic crossing St. Lucia was the first Carribean destiny, then Barbados, Bequia, Mayreau, Union, Carriacou and Tobago were visited. After leaving Grenada, the Tres Hombres will sail to Bonaire and the Dominican Republic. Then the winds are to carry the ship eastward across the ocean to the Açores, Ireland, the U.K. and Belgium before heading home again.

The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading carries in it ́s cargohold already 10barrels of French wine for aging purpose and 5 barrels of La Palma rum. As usual in St. George bars of choclate from the Grenada Choclate Company will be taken in. In Boca Chica (D.R.) the hold will be entirely filled up with rum, coffee- and cacaobeans.

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Again these sustainable grown and produced goods will be transported emissionfree, the main purpose of the Fairtransport founders, two Dutch and one Austrian sailingfriends. With their self- built ship these three men, tres hombres, started a revolution in naval cargo transport by making it their goal to reduce the pollution caused by the engine driven mercantile marine significantly, in bringing back wind driven cargo ships on the worldseas.

In St. George a filmcrew of the French television programme Thalassa will come on board to make shots of the loading of the choclate bars and during the crossing to Bonaire. They ́re making a documentary on sustainable cargo sailing, in which the Tres Hombres takes a leading part and made shots earlier in the French port of Douarnenez and at sea from a helicopter.

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The Tres Hombres is due to arrive in St. George on February 10 Carenage. During it’s stay there the public is invited to visit this unique vessel between 11 a.m. and 17 p.m. Captain Arjen van der Veen and his crew will gladly show interested Grenadians around.

More information about this special project, including about cargo shipping and sailing along possibilities can be gained on the website www.fairtransport.eu, www.svtreshombres.com asked by e-mail: info@fairtransport.nl or during a visit on the ship.

Cleem Doedens

crewmember of Tres Hombres

Fairtransport Communications

PRESS RELEASE LA PALMA

The only Transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Santa Crus de La Palma again. The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading, based in the Netherlands sails it´s sixth consecutive eight months lasting voyage.

The trip started in October in the Netherlands and will end in June 2015. Ports in Norway, the U.K. France and Portugal have yet been attended. Ahead are the Cape Verdian Islands, Belem in Brasil, the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. On the way back the Tres Hombres will visit the Açores, Ireland,the U.K again, Belgium and the journey will end where it started in the Netherlands.
To start a revolution in cargo sailing two Dutch and an Austrian sailing friends founded the company, built the Tres Hombres and started Fairtransport: emission free transport of sustainable products by wind power only. On board are now ten barrels of French wine, which stay in the hold for app. 10 months to age. On La Palma two 220 liter barrels of tasty rum from the company Aldea will be loaded.

The hold also contains an amount of gymnastic devices for the Paint a Future/Sail a Future project of the Dutch artist Hetty van der Linden.

For more information www.fairtransport.eu; info@fairtransport.nl or directly on the ship. Cleem Doedens, Fairtransport Communications.

PRESS RELEASE – Sailing cargo vessel in Setubal,Portugal

The only Transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Setubal for the first time. The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading based in the Netherlands sails it´s sixth consecutive eight months lasting voyage. The trip started in October in the Netherlands and will end in June 2015. Ports in Norway, the U.K. and France have been attended yet.

Ahead are the Canarian and Cape verdian Islands, Belem Brasil, the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. On the way back the Tres Hombres will visit the Açores, Ireland,the U.K, Belgium and the journey will end where it started in the Netherlands.
To start a revolution in cargo sailing two Dutch and an Austrian sailing friends founded the company and built the Tres Hombres and start Fairtransport: emission free transport of sustainable products by wind power only.

Loading the barrels into the cargohold of Tres Hombres. Pictures by 1000meilenwind.de

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On board are now ten barrels of French wine, which stay in the hold for app. 10 months to age, and some klippfisk aka baccalhau to promote sustainable trading between Norway and Portugal.
The hold also contains an amount of gymnastic devices for the Paint a Future/Sail a Future project of the Dutch artist Hetty van der Linden.

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The Tres Hombres is moored in Setubal at Quay 2 at Rua Saude from  Sunday the 23th of November for only a few days. The ship can be visited Monday and Tuesday from 10.00 to 17.00 hour. Captain Arjen van der Veen and his crew will welcome the Portugese public, show them around and tell them all about this unique ship and project. Some of the transported products can be tasted and bought.
For more information www.fairtransport.eu; info@fairtransport.nl or directly on the ship.

Cleem Doedens, Fairtransport Communications.

PRESS RELEASE – Sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres back in Brixham.

PRESS RELEASE

Again the world’s only sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Brixham on it’s sixth trans-Atlantic journey. The flagship of the Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading company sails cargo without the use of an engine, as a statement against the heavy polluting engine driven cargo sailing.


Before crossing the Atlantic to get cargo from Brasil and the Caribbean, the ship visits some European ports. In Brixham the ship will take in 5.400 bottles of Exeter Ale for the French port of Douarnenez, the next stop.
On this trip the hold of the ship is partially loaded with 20m3 of gymnastic devices. A part of these will be sailed to the Cape Verdian island Brava, and the rest is destined for a Brasilian girl named Samantha. (Click here to Read her story)


While entering Brixham a sail, painted by Dutch schoolchildren, will be set to attract attention for the so called Sail a Future-project.


As always the Tres Hombres can be visited during the daytime from about 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. Captain Arjen van der Veen, one of the three founding hombres (men) and his crew will gladly show the people of the Brixham area around and tell them about this unique selfbuilt ship and its mission.


Visit the website www.fairtransport.eu / www.svtreshombres.com for more information, investing in sailing cargo ships and the conditions to sail along, or address your question directly to info@fairtransport.nl

 

Dutch: Activiteit Aankomst fair trade schip ‘Tres Hombres’

In het kader van het herdenkingsjaar ‘Afschaffing Slavenhandel 2014’ komt het fair trade schip ‘Tres Hombres’ van 6 t/m 16 juni naar Middelburg.

De 32 meter lange schoenerbrik ‘Tres Hombres’ is sinds december 2009 in de vaart. Zij onderhoudt een vrachtdienst tussen Europa, de Atlantische eilanden, het Caribisch gebied en Amerika. Naast een vrachtcapaciteit van 35 ton, heeft ze accommodatie voor 5 benmanningsleden en 10 leerlingen.

Het schip oogt als een oud handelsschip en spreekt tot de verbeelding. Het is als herdenkingsobject geschikt omdat Middelburg de plek van de WIC en de MCC was én twee eeuwen een VOC-scheepswerf had. Daarnaast verscheept het, net als de slavenschepen destijds, cacao van het Caribisch gebied naar Europa.

Meer info:  http://www.zeeuwseankers.nl/nl-NL/activiteit/478/aankomst-fair-trade-schip-tres-hombres

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