Cargo trading is the purchase, transport, and sale of cargo from one port to another in order to gain doubloons.
How to Cargo Trade
Each of the named islands has a Trader NPC found on that island's docks, which sells a unique type of cargo (with the exception of Clydesdale and Saint Christopher, which are fort islands and thus does not have cargo). Interacting with the vendor’s will open the shop menu. Regular cargo (bought with doubloons) will return the least profit, Premium cargo (bought with copper or mahogany) will return more profit, and fish cargo (bought with fish) will generally return the highest profit. Cargo will be automatically stored in the ship's cargo hold when it is bought.
Cargo can be transported to another island by storing it on a ship (as well as your hand), and then sailing to that island. The further away the destination island is from the cargo’s origin, the higher the sale price and experience gain (experience is proportional to the amount of profit).
To sell the cargo you picked up, walk over to the black square with the words “drop to sell your cargo” on the docks of that island, then press F again to drop the cargo onto the square. If you were the person who bought the cargo that was sold, you will gain a 30 doubloons commission on top of the regular revenue.
New low level players can buy regular cargo for free. The price of cargo increases as the player levels up, up to 30 doubloons.
For more details, see Crew.
When you are in a crew, all crew members will get doubloons as well as experience from sold cargo, but the revenue and experience is reduced slightly for each person. The Captain of the crew will get the most doubloons from cargo that is sold. It is generally recommended that you cargo trade in a crew to better fend of attacking pirates.
Cargo can be taken from enemy factions' cargo hold on their ships. Players on the Blackwind Pirates faction will receive extra doubloons than normal when selling stolen cargo.
List of Cargo
|Blackwind Cove||Trader Thatch||Lobster||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Eyepatches||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Scrap Metal||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Burkeland||Trader Geoffrey||Biscuits||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Tea||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Cannoneer's Key||Trader Thom||Oranges||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Melons||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fish Trader Nemo||Red Drum||6 Red Drum|
|Corsica||Trader Teach||Hardtack||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Peglegs||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fenwick||Trader Channing||Apples||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Cheese||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fort Verner||Trader Fred||Pottery||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Dolls||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Freeport||Trader Geoffrey||Banana||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Lemons||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Silverware||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fish Trader Michael Ross||Ballyhoo||12 Ballyhoo|
|Harrisburg||Trader Harper||Molasses||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Chicken||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Farm Tools||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fish Trader Harper||Mullet||12 Mullet|
|Nassau||Trader Tiffany||Linen||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Sugar||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Perth||Trader Stevens||Potatoes||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Fabric||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Salem||Trader Hobbs||Hats||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Socks||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Verdantium||Trader Alexander||Grain||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Limes||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Lanterns||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Musical Instruments||1 Copper|
|Weymouth||Trader Mackenzie||Quilts||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Sheep||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Whitecrest||Trader Nicholas||Paper||0 - 30 doubloons|
|Cocoa||0 - 30 doubloons|