After delivery in January the m.v. Amalia - the latest sustainable MPP vessel in the Wagenborg fleet – left her home port Delfzijl for her first voyages. Under command of captain Joenamar S. Bacuetes the first voyages have been completed successfully.
Recently, the first sections of the fourth EasyMax have been transported from the construction hall to the quay side at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. With this transport the shape of the vessel becomes visible again.
Today we celebrate the 100 year partnership between Wagenborg and Pot Shipping. In 5 February 1924 the first sea charter of Wagenborg was concluded. This voyages enclosed a load of roof tiles and was performed with Daniël Pot’s vessel ‘Weldaad’.
In this edition of the EasyMax Journal, Captain Erik Rosner explains the various tests conducted during a trial voyage. Maritime Surveyor Hendrik Jan Postel from the classification Bureau Veritas records everything for certification, while Contract Manager Maurice Stokhof de Jong monitors whether everything functions in practice as planned and agreed upon.
Recently, the engine installation of the 47-year old inland pusher tug ‘GYAS’ has been completely renewed. The old two-stroke diesel engine has been replaced by a Volvo D13-400 main engine. By investing in this new Stage V engine, the GYAS is ready for many more years of loyal service.
The third EasyMax - under construction at Royal Niestern Sander as yard number 852 - has salt water under the keel for the first time after being transported from the ship yard to its home port Delfzijl.
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.
In this episode of the EasyMax Journal, Willem Zuur (Project Engineer Niestern Sander) explains what is involved in the inclining tests. Ronald Idzenga (Coops and Nieborg) discusses the hatch tests. The crew is now on board and the mess room has been decorated for Christmas.