SHIPS & PARTNERS
We believe strongly in working together with like-minded individuals and organisations.
It is important and necessary to work together with others across the world to build a more sustainable, integrated and flexible supply chain, providing opportunities for the shipping of goods without emissions and damaging pollution. We work with partners across a range of sectors including growers, food suppliers, shippers, shops, restaurants and consumers, to deliver our services and products.
We would like to recognise these shipping partners:
Meet Gallant, shown here docked in Bristol. Now operated by the The Blue Schooner Company, she was built in 1916 in Vlaardingen by the Figee brothers, who were considered to have built many of the fastest hulls in their time. Once a Herring Lugger fishing boat named Jannetje Margaretha, since 1933 Gallant has been operating in the Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Channel, helping to deliver us some of our delicious products from Europe and Colombia.
Meet Nordlys, a ketch of 25 metres and perhaps the worlds oldest cargo ship. She was built in 1873 on the Isle of Wight, and can carry up to 30 tonnes of cargo. She now delivers us some of our delicious products, engineless, by the power of the wind.
Meet Tres Hombres. Built in 1943, she is 32 meters long and the only trans-Atlantic cargo vessel without a motor. She is owned by the team at @fairtransport.shipping and operates using sustainable trade routes between Europe and the Caribbean, moving up to 40 tonnes of organic and sustainable cargo, some of which is for us.
The Avontuur is a two masted gaff rigged schooner, built in the Netherlands in 1920. Until 2005 she was used as a sailing cargo vessel, sailing cargo between the North Sea, Baltic, North Atlantic and across to Caribbean ports. Avontuur became the foundation of the Timbercoast community in autumn 2014. 📷 (c) Timbercoast
De Tukker was built in 1912 and worked for many years as a coastal trader. In 2022 she joined the EcoClipper fleet and will sail cargo and passengers across the North Sea. She has a barge shaped hull and will be able to carry 80 cubic meters, or an equivalent of 50-70 tonnes, of cargo. It will also have accommodation for up to 12 paying passengers. 📷 EcoClipper
The Sail Cargo Alliance is an alliance of organisations who share a passion for sail-shipped cargo, working together with shared ethics to create a healthy transport culture that promotes the preservation of the environment for future generations.