By 2006 Avontuur and Albatros had stopped operating with cargo. Now a new (old) sailing vessel, Kwai, was taken into commission to trade between Hawaii and the Cook Islands. Shortly after this another sail cargo company was launched: Fairtransport. Fairtransport ran a ship that is widely seen as the unofficial ambassador of sail cargo: Tres Hombres. A few years later the oldest cargo ship in the world, Nordlys, joined Tres Hombres. This was followed by the launch of the beautiful lugger Grayhound, the return of the schooner Avontuur, and the transition of Lune II and Gallant from passenger to sail cargo ships. The sail cargo industry was thriving again.