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  • Since 1898 family owned and managed
  • Young and high quality fleet
  • Versatile fleet of 230+ ships

Welcome to Royal Wagenborg

Founded in 1898, Royal Wagenborg is an international maritime logistics conglomerate. The family owned and managed company offers a variety of maritime services with regard to shipping, ports & terminals and offshore services. Managed out of the Delfzijl (NL) headquarters, Wagenborg has built a global commercial network. With about 3,000 employees Wagenborg serves clients predominantly in the Baltic, northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas and the Far East.

Statement COVID-19

We all feel the impact of the Corona virus on our society. Your and our industry, are vital in many ways for supplying and producing consumer goods. As indicated by governments the transport of cargo should continue and we do our best to ensure this happens. At this moment our vessels are sailing and so far no proven infections have been reported amongst our personnel. 

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Staying sustainable at sea

  • Strong focus on sustainability
  • Modern fleet
  • Punctual

“Wagenborg was one of the players we were using for the spot deliveries, and we noticed they were very punctual – delivering in the right place at the right time. They also have a modern fleet and a strong focus on sustainability, so it was a logical partnership for UPM.”

Matti Tamminen

Matti Tamminen

Head of Pulp Logistics UPM

Our history

1898

Founding father Egbert Wagenborg settled ashore and started a small, but successful concern in the area of shipping, towage and passenger services.

1898

1953

With a large fleet of coasters and difficulty to find inspiration for new ship names, Wagenborg decides to name the ships after rivers with the extension "borg" added on.

1953

1988

A change of management takes place as the fourth generation Wagenborg are appointed directors of Wagenborg.

2003

With the establishment of an office in Malmö and Montréal, Wagenborg is globally expanding.

2003

2015

The walk to work vessel ‘Kroonborg’ was awarded Ship of the Year.

2015

1924

Wagenborg completed the first charter: a cargo of roof tiles.

1966

Wagenborg introduced box-shaped holds to respond to the entry of the timber package trade.

1966

1998

In the anniversary year, Wagenborg was awarded the designation “Royal”.

1998

2014

Wagenborg completes an important period of 15 years of shipbuilding at several shipyards resulting in over 100 vessels between 8.000 and 21.000 DWT with the highest Finnish Ice Class.

2014

2017

Wagenborg won the Maritime Shipping Award with her vessel type EasyMax, a leader in terms of sustainability with a load capacity of 14,300 DWT and a very low fuel consumption.

2017

Lower power output, greater efficiency and smarter shipping

That’s the approach Wagenborg is taking towards the energy transition. In the meantime, we’ll be thinking very hard and testing fuel alternatives. Fleet director Theo Klimp talks to us about taking responsibility.

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22 September 2020 Wagenborg tows a new port crane from Poland to Tata Steel in IJmuiden

Last weekend, Wagenborg delivered a new port crane to Tata Steel in IJmuiden under its own agency with the tugboats "Waterman" and "En Avant 30".

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19 September 2020 Royal Wagenborg opts for sustainability with Hatenboer-Water bottle filling stations

After a successful test on six vessels, Royal Wagenborg is installing Hatenboer-Water bottle filling stations on another thirty vessels. The taps provide the crew with drinking water, making plastic bottles of water no longer necessary on board.

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18 September 2020 Floating crane Triton closely involved in construction of Fryslân Wind Farm

Recently, the construction of Fryslân Wind Farm on the water started with the installation of the first of the 89 foundation piles into the bottom of the IJsselmeer. Wagenborg is closely involved in this important milestone with its floating crane ‘Triton’.

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