Sustainable & reliable maritime logistics

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  • Since 1898 family owned and managed
  • Environmental-friendly fleet of ~200 ships
  • ~2.900 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 2,900 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

As a global company, Royal Wagenborg has a responsibility toward the society and environment we operate in. This belief has been part of our company’s DNA from its early beginnings, resulting in our mission to make our business more sustainable every day for present and future generations.

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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

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

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

2021

Wagenborg is expanding her agency services with various branch offices in Europe including Terneuzen (Netherlands), Kotka, (Finland) and Haraholmen (Sweden).

2021

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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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27 October 2022 Various mutations of the Wagenborg fleet

In October various mutations have taken place within the Wagenborg fleet.

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13 October 2022 EasyMax Journal 3: progress of the construction process

90% of all goods and products are transported by sea. A daily routine for shipping companies and seafarers. But for many others, the maritime world remains invisible. That is why the employees of Wagenborg and Niestern Sander take you into the world of shipbuilding and shipping. Welcome to our monthly 'EasyMax journal'. In this edition we talk about the progress of the construction process through the eyes of the welder, newbuilding superintendent and shipyard's supervisor.

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11 October 2022 Koningsborg ready for more years of reliable service after refit

After a few weeks of maintenance, the MV Koningsborg has been taken into service again after her fifth class renewal. After this refit in Turkey, the 9.000 DWT K-type vessel was put back into operations for many more years of reliable service.

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