Jorne Langelaan is a seaman, boatbuilder, shipbroker, carpenter, entrepreneur, artist and writer. He is also one of the founders of Fair Transport, a company involved in the development of green cargo shipping. With its flagship cargo vessel Tres Hombres, Fair Transport shows that windpower may well be the solution to sustainable cargo shipping.
Jorne Langelaan is a seaman, boatbuilder, shipbroker, carpenter, entrepreneur, artist and writer. He was born into a shipping family and started sailing at the age of 12 on one of his family’s cargo ships. Throughout his teenage years he sailed the European coastal waters on board this ship and other commercial vessels. His developed his skills as a seaman on a wide variety of ships: schooners, ketches, a brigantine, two barques, a research vessel, pilot boats and several tugs and cargo ships. Highlight was the rounding of Cape Horn.
Langelaan studied at Enkhuizen Nautical Collegeand eventually becamse the chief officer of the bark Europa on its expeditions to Antarctica. He was also involved in different wooden boatbuilding ventures, and showed his paintings in galleries in the Netherlands, Belgium and the USA.
Since a few years, he dedicates in time to the organisations he co-founded, the Atlantis Merchant Sailing Ship Company, Fairtransport B.V. and the Partenrederij Tres Hombres S.A.. Currently he is in charge of Fairtransport Shipbrokers and the R&D department of Fairtransport B.V. He lives on a gaff rigged Danish mail boat, in the Dutch naval port of Den Helder.
Video documentary about Fairtransport (Dutch with english subtitles)