Recently, a so-called Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system was installed in the oldest Wagenborg tugboat 'Waterpoort' - built in 1962 and equipped with an old Stork Werkspoor engine. With this catalytic converter behind the engine, exhaust gases are treated, so that nitrogen (NOx) is captured.
Nobody could have predicted how turbulent the past months would be. So many otherwise stable factors have become disrupted, leading to uncertainty which can easily become paralysing. But that is our worst-case scenario. We need to move on, building on our assets and on our abilities. In close cooperation with customers, suppliers and our Wagenborg family we once again will overcome this tough period. As we move into 2021 and hope for better times, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.
In 2020 Wagenborg and affiliated captain owners installed 33 ballast water management systems in their fleet of MPP vessels. With this significant number of installations and accompanying investment, Wagenborg demonstrates her high commitment to reduce her environmental footprint and achieve a better climate and environment.
“Making our business more sustainable every day for present and future generations”. With this statement, Wagenborg is fully committed to sustainability. Wagenborg strives to be a sustainable, healthy, yielding company in the long term that minimizes its footprint through innovation and efficient processes. This ambition has been formalized in a sustainability policy.
Recently various Wagenborg vessels were welcomed at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander in the port of Delfzijl. Here, ballast water management systems will be installed in the vessels ‘Edenborg’, ‘Jade’, ‘Westborg’ and ‘Merel V’.
Several Wagenborg companies have announced that they will donate FFP mouth masks, safety glasses and disposable coveralls at a central collection point in Groningen. From here, distribution can take place to hospitals, clinics, doctor's practices, health services and municipal authorities in the north of the Netherlands.
On Thursday afternoon, March 12, our government has taken drastic measures in the fight against the corona virus. We hereby inform you about the measures that have been taken at Wagenborg. We follow the advice of the government and the guidelines of RIVM. In addition to the government measures, we also take other measures within Wagenborg:
Winter is coming. And that remains special for us every year. Where nature around us keeps hibernation and waits for the days to get longer, we continue to sail through large ice plains with our ice-strengthened ships. With Christmas on the horizon, it's time to look back on 2019. With a continuous focus on safety, innovation and sustainability, Wagenborg maintains her reputation as the multipurpose short sea shipping company. As we move into 2020, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.