For a period of four years no new ships are built, which gives the company time to consider its next step. Shipyard Amels is commissioned to build a ship with a rectangular hold: the "Scheldeborg". This is the first in a new generation of timber vessels and she is added to the fleet on 1 April 1970.
Wagenborg Terminal B.V. – with its own quays and storage space - is also established in the same year. The introduction of increasingly large ships brings the days of 'door-to-door' delivery to an end. It is no longer possible for the larger ships to moor far inland at the supplier's location. With the new terminal and plenty of storage space, Wagenborg becomes the vital link between sea and road transport.