Sustainable & reliable maritime logistics

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  • Since 1898 family owned and managed

  • Environmental-friendly fleet of ~200 ships

  • ~3.000 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 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

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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"We need our shipping partners more than before. We simply select the partners we trust.”

  • Open, transparent, hardworking people

  • High quality & flexible fleet

  • A promise is a promise

"Wagenborg is one of our biggest shipping partners. We have common targets and basically need each other: Wagenborg has always been keen on investing in the right ice-classed tonnage for us and we do have the suitable products for these ships. We would like to continue this great cooperation for many more years and even make it more deeper if possible."

Jyrki Ranki

Jyrki Ranki

Vice President Marine Logistics Metsä Group

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23 May 2024 Shipping goes green: Wagenborg's 'Fuldaborg' sets sail with bio fuels

In a step towards greener shipping, the vessel 'Fuldaborg,' owned by the shipping company Wagenborg, recently embarked on a journey from North America to Europe, powered by eco-friendly bio fuels.

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15 May 2024 Another EasyMax 4 milestone: installation of the bridge deck

In the heart of the North Dutch maritime cluster, another milestone has been reached in the construction of the EasyMax 4 vessel at the Niestern Sander shipyard. On this next generation vessel, built for the shipping company Wagenborg, the bridge deck was installed safe and successfully. This milestone not only marks a crucial moment in the shipbuilding process, but also underlines the seamless cooperation and dedication of our people in realising future-proof solutions.

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01 May 2024 Wagenborg strengthens market position with Ampelmann gangway installation on W2W vessel Kingsborg

Wagenborg, a leading maritime service provider, has recently announced a significant upgrade to its walk-to-work (W2W) vessel, Kingsborg. The vessel returned to the Niestern Sander shipyard for the installation of an A-type Ampelmann gangway, further enhancing its capabilities in the offshore energy sector, particularly in the Southern North Sea.

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