Sustainable & reliable integrated logistics

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  • Since 1898 family owned and managed
  • Environmental-friendly fleet of ~200 ships
  • ~2.600 committed people

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 sustainable maritime logistics 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 2,600 employees Wagenborg serves clients predominantly in the Baltic, northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas and the Far East.

Making our business more sustainable every day for future generations

In line to be the leading multi-purpose shipping company, Wagenborg renewed her long-term sustainability objectives, which we aim to achieve by 2030. The objectives support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to which we can most contribute and will help to guide us in prioritizing our sustainability-related effort and work.

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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

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SCA's need for global shipping - cost efficient and envrionmentally friendly

  • Strong focus on sustainability
  • High quality & flexible fleet
  • Global geographical presence

“We believe sea transport is important for SCA towards the future. For the last decades Wagenborg has been able to ship our products with a high quality and flexible fleet and had the chance to grow together”.

Mikael Toft

Mikael Toft

Commercial Manager SCA Sourcing & Logistics

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20 January 2022 Challenging job for Wagenborg's largest mobile telescopic crane

The largest mobile telescopic crane (700 tons) of Wagenborg Nedlift is currently performing a challenging job in Groningen.

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10 January 2022 Wagenborg starts new shipping agency in Sweden

As of January 1st 2022, Wagenborg Agencies Sweden is operational to offer full agency services in all Swedish ports.

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20 December 2021 A retrospect on 2021

Nobody could have predicted how turbulent the past months would be. So many otherwise stable factors have become disrupted, leading to uncertainty which can easily become paralysing. But that is our worst-case scenario. We need to move on, building on our assets, ‘our people' and on our abilities. In close cooperation with customers, suppliers and all Wagenborg people we look back on 2021 with satisfaction. As we move into 2022 and hope to continue this positive vibe, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.

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