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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.

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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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

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. 

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26 February 2021 SCR system on tugboat 'Waterpoort' reduces nitrogen by up to 85%

Recently, a so-called Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system was installed in the oldest Wagenborg tugboat 'Waterpoort' - built in 1962 and equipped with an old Stork Werkspoor engine. With this catalytic converter behind the engine, exhaust gases are treated, so that nitrogen (NOx) is captured.

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15 February 2021 Successful maiden voyage EasyMax vessel 'Máxima'

The m.v. Máxima - the latest sustainable MPP vessel in the Wagenborg fleet - successfully completed her maiden voyage. After loading SBP certified wood chips for HOFOR A/S in Antwerp, the EasyMax multi purpose vessel set direction to the biomass CHP plant 'Amagerværket' in Copenhagen.

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04 February 2021 Second EasyMax put into service as MV Máxima

The second EasyMax was delivered to Wagenborg and affiliated owners and taken into service under her official name: Máxima.

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