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 do not have cargo). Interacting with the vendors 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).
Cargo can be sold by, interacting with an island's trader, (all named islands excluding Clydesdale and Saint Christopher have traders) selecting the type of Cargo, and clicking "Sell." 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 are reduced slightly for crew members compared to the captain. Having a crew with a number of members greater than 6(including Captain, 7 on the Demeter) will cause the crew to earn fewer doubloons from sold cargo.
Cargo can be taken from enemy factions' cargo hold on their ships. Cargo stolen in this fashion will sell for 1.5x+0.5/Crew Size times the regular sell price of the cargo, with official crews playing on Blackwind or navies playing on their respective factions getting an additional 0.5x.
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|