The History of Royal Wagenborg
In 1898, tjalk skipper Egbert Wagenborg started his own company
- sea transportation of people and cargo.
By responding intelligently to the needs of the changing market
and by looking ahead to the future, Wagenborg managed to develop
into a well-known regional transport company. The fleet expanded
steadily and the company became an important shipping player in its
home port of Delfzijl.
Thinking intelligently and looking ahead is still the lifeblood
of Royal Wagenborg. These days the company is a provider of every
type of transport, and has divisions that operate in all parts of
the transport chain. However, the spirit of the founder Wagenborg
is still evident in the way every business unit seeks an
intelligent transport solution.
In our newly renovated head office in Delfzijl our history has
become tangible in recent times - the tjalk ‘Liberté’ is now safely
anchored for all to see in our head office. It is a silent witness
to the past and the future of Royal Wagenborg: Sign of