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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.

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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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

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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29 October 2020 EasyMax 2 launched successfully at shipyard Niestern Sander

Today, the EasyMax 2 vessel was launched successfully at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. This new building is the successor of the award-winning Egbert Wagenborg, the first EasyMax ship design leading the global Energy Efficiency Design Index!

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26 October 2020 Live stream launch EasyMax 2 on 29th October - 11:30-12:15

On Thursday October 29th between 11:30 - 12:15, the “EasyMax” vessel will be launched at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. You are invited to join this event online on our special live stream.

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19 October 2020 MV Exeborg and MV Vlieborg ship wood chips from the Continent to the Baltic

The bio mass industry is one of the key markets of Wagenborg. Royal wagenborg knows the market for many years and has grown together with many major energy companies. Recently, the MV Exeborg and MV Vlieborg shipped a load of wood chips from the continent to the Baltic.

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