The Nordlys -  a sustainable alternative to ensure freight in an environmentally friendly way

The Ketch Nordlys dates back to 1873 and is the oldest still sailing cargo ship. She still sails with her cargo along the European coasts and mainly from her home port Den Helder to England, Norway, Denmark and France. In addition to its capacity of 48 tonnes of cargo, she also has accommodation for 3 professional sailors and 5 trainees. The Nordlys ispurely sailing her cargo, just like her sistership “Tres Hombres”. Both ships are freighted by Fair Transport Shipping BV which enables a sustainable alternative to ensure freight in an environmentally friendly way from A to B.

“The fact is that 90% of all the goods we consume is transported by polluting cargo ships. Fair Transport is committed to informing the public for the pollution of these ships. Alternatives to this can be produced locally and what cannot be cultivated here can be transported in a clean way by means of a sailing ship,” the organization writes. With the Tres Hombres theymainly transport rum, cocoa, coffee and tea to Europe. The Nordlys transports predominantly wine from France to EEC countries.

construction year: 1873 – Isle of Wight
length: 20 meters (with bow 25 meters)
Width: 3 meters
carry 48 tonnes or 28 m³