Cargo Faqs


Across the seas by wind only.

What are the benefits of transporting emission free?

Transporting Emission Free (Guaranteed 99,9%) allows you to complete the missing link in your otherwise sustainable product line.

Transporting with Tres Hombres Shipping enables you to use the “A Class” Label, advertising your efforts & commitment to the environment. Also, the ship will promote your cargo while in port through tastings, dockside events and interviews.

How much cargo can I transport?

You may transport anything from a simple box up to 45 tons with Tres Hombres and up to 25 tons with Nordlys. There is a price schedule based on reduction by volume.

Where can the ship go for my cargo?

The Tres Hombres routinely sails, on a yearly basis, from Europe to the Caribbean and back, visiting places like Canary Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Marie Galante, Barbados and Colombia. Depending on the cargo, the ship also visits countries like Portugal, France and the United Kingdom.
The Nordlys mainly sails on the west coast of Europe, visiting Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Norway, Spain, Portugal.

Please contact us today about possible cargo in or outside of these routes, as we are always looking to expand our business to new ports worldwide.

Can I promote my company on board?

Absolutely! We are proud of our cargo partners and love to promote their high-quality products.

We can be your partner in an interview and are happy to fly your name with our sail.

Can Tres Hombres Shipping transport my product on a regular basis?

Yes, with both ships it is possible to transport cargo on a regular basis. The sailing schedules are made at least one year in advance, taking into account cargo possibilities, trainees and crew changes.

How are prices calculated?

Prices are based on the “ton/mile” unit. In addition to a base handling fee, we calculate how much cargo we are transporting (by weight or volume.) and how far your product must travel. (Nautical Miles). The fee schedule operates on a reduction by volume standard.

Do I have to arrange customs documents?

In principle, you have to handle all activities related to the required documents and customs clearings. Of course, we will be happy to have our representatives assist you.

Do I have to arrange insurance for my cargo?

You are responsible for the insurance of your cargo.

Why is Vanuatu the flag state of Tres Hombres and Nordlys?

Vanuatu is a  “flag of convenience”. This means that registering a merchant ship in a sovereign state is different from that of the ship’s owners, and flying that state’s civil ensign on the ship. The ship has to comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation (IMO, SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, ISPS, ISM etc.) Tres Hombres and Nordlys are registered under the flag of Vanuatu so that we can still sail and be insured without an engine and with wooden panelling under international class as a general working cargo ship.