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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.

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The future of kraftliner by Smurfit Kappa and Wagenborg

  • Quality crews
  • Reliable vessels
  • Diverse and flexible fleet

"We signed a new partnership contract with Wagenborg, which offers major cost benefits and scalability for our planned production increases. With the new contract, our cooperation with Wagenborg continues with ships that have a high environmental class and have proven to be very reliable over the years."

Sture Öberg

Sture Öberg

Supply Chain and Logistics Manager Smurfit Kappa

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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15 January 2020 MV Exeborg loads concentrates at US East Coast for the Continent

Recently the MV Exeborg loaded copper concentrates at Gooyears Cove in Canada for Spain.

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06 January 2020 Exeborg welcomed as first ocean going vessel of 2020 in the port of Montreal

The MV Exeborg became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2020, by crossing the downstream limits of the Port at Sorel on January 3, at 2:11 a.m.

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23 December 2019 A retrospect on 2019

Winter is coming. And that remains special for us every year. Where nature around us keeps hibernation and waits for the days to get longer, we continue to sail through large ice plains with our ice-strengthened ships. With Christmas on the horizon, it's time to look back on 2019. With a continuous focus on safety, innovation and sustainability, Wagenborg maintains her reputation as the multipurpose short sea shipping company. As we move into 2020, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.

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