A retrospect on 2023
27 December 2023
Ports & terminals

A retrospect on 2023

The year 2023 was one of solid performances for Wagenborg and for all business segments. Amid volatile market conditions our business performed well overall, achieving satisfying volumes and providing reliable logistic service to our customers in the face of challenging market conditions. As we move into 2024 and are confident to continue this positive vibe, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.


Americaborg welcomed as first vessel of 2023 in the port of Baie Comeau

Moored since January 13, the port of Baie Comeau celebrated the arrival of the first ship of the year 2023: the MV Americaborg.

Americaborg welcomed as first vessel of 2023 in the port of Baie Comeau


mv Alaskaborg ships wind turbine components to the Netherlands

In February 2023, the mv Alaskaborg loaded various wind turbine components in Tallinn for the Netherlands, such as boat landings and access platforms.

mv Alaskaborg ships wind turbine components to the Netherlands


Jan De Nul Group awarded Wagenborg Towage as logistic supplier for monopiles Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3

Wagenborg towage is proud to announce Jan de Nul group has chosen our offshore project support for transporting 107 monopile foundations for Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms to Eemshaven. Assisted by the tug ‘waterlines’, the first transports arrived in Eemshaven under agency of Wagenborg.

Jan De Nul Group awarded Wagenborg Towage as logistic supplier for monopiles Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3


Partnership Metsä Group

Metsä Group and the Wagenborg have agreed to cooperate in reducing the climate impact of maritime transport. The goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in sea transport of Metsä Group products by 30 percent per ton/mile by 2030 when compared to 2021.

Metsä Group and Royal Wagenborg agree on a common goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions


First transatlantic voyage bio fuels

One of our f-class vessels recently completed Wagenborg’s first transatlantic voyage sailing on co-processed marine fuel. This shipment – requested by one of our customers – illustrated the ease to switch to this type of a drop-in bio fuel, resulting in a 68% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on this specific voyage.

First Transatlantic voyage sailing on biofuels reduces 68% GHG emissions


Start construction EasyMax 4

The construction of the fourth EasyMax started with a steel cutting ceremony. This new multipurpose vessel was ordered recently at shipyard royal Niestern Sander and is expected to be delivered and put into operation by the end of 2024.

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New 80 tBP tug Waterland added to tug fleet

Wagenborg has purchased an ASD 3280 Tug, which will be available shortly. With this new tug, Wagenborg further strengthens its position in the towage market in Northwest Europe. The tugboat will be renamed 'Waterland'. Together with her sister ship 'Waterlines', the 'Waterland' with her 80-ton bollard pull is the largest tugboat in the fleet of Wagenborg Towage, which now consists of ten tugs.

Arrival at Eemshaven! Tug WATERLAND Joins the Fleet


Eemshaven as safe haven for Fremantle Highway

On Thursday, august 3, around 2:30 p.m., the Fremantle Highway arrived safely in Julianahaven in Eemshaven with the assistance of several Wagenborg tugboats, among others. The process went according to plan. Now that the ship is moored at the Wagenborg terminal, the next steps will be determined. This will be discussed by the parties involved in the following days.

Wagenborg provides safe haven for ‘Fremantle Highway’ upon arrival in Eemshaven


Shore power connection Kroonborg

Wagenborg is preparing a shore connection system on the mv Kroonborg in collaboration with NAM/Shell UK and with the support of the "Provincie Noord-Holland. The shore power system was developed and engineered by Eekels Technology BV. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2023

Wagenborg installed shore power connection on walk to work vessel 'Kroonborg'


Launch EasyMax 3

The Easymax 3 vessel was launched successfully at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. This new building is the successor of the award-winning Egbert Wagenborg and her sister Máxima. Launching a new vessel is always a special moment.


Kingsborg taken into service

Wagenborg Offshore has taken a subsea support vessel into service as kingsborg. Kingsborg is a custom-made and specialized offshore vessel that will support subsea activities and decommissioning works in the southern North Sea in a long-term agreement with an energy major.


Wagenborg Shipping announces 5th EasyMax vessel

Wagenborg Shipping and Royal Niestern Sander shipyard have come to an agreement to start the construction of another 14.000 DWT EasyMax vessel. This fifth vessel in the EasyMax series is expected to be delivered by the end of 2025.

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