“Queen Beatrix came to christen the MS Beatrix and I was there!”
“I was working at Veem & Factor when we were acquired by Wagenborg in 2008. That was quite stressful for a while, but we were made to feel welcome and given a lot of guidance. It’s a big company, but it really feels like a family business.
So I’ve been working at Wagenborg for more than ten years now. I do all kinds of things: stock inventory, front desk duties, invoicing, processing files and loading and unloading vessels, trucks and occasionally even railway wagons. I enjoy the variety. I still feel happy cycling to my job in the port every day. It’s a man’s world, but I’m holding my own and I’m proud of that.
My fondest memory is when I met Princess Beatrix, when she was still Queen Beatrix. I had only just started my job here when I was allowed to sit on the Delfsail Festival Committee. During that festival, Queen Beatrix came to christen the MS Beatrix and I was there!”