Serving the chemicals & fertilizer industry.

  • 180 MPP vessels up to 23.000 tonnes

  • Ship sizes for continental and deep sea trade

  • Application of environmentally friendly initiatives on board. 

Facts & figures

abt. 650 voyages carrying forest products per year

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Over 3.000.000 tonnes chemical products and fertilizers per year

About 11% over total voyages is related to chemicals and fertilizers

Worldwide trade of chemical products and fertilizers

Safe shipping solutions for your chemical cargo

As one the world’s leading multipurpose shipping companies, we transport vast amounts of chemical cargo every year. Many of the world’s largest chemical companies rely on us to deliver their chemical cargo safely and securely. And it’s easy to see why.

When it comes to shipping chemicals and other potentially dangerous cargos, we understand the importance of safety, reliability, environmental sustainability and economic viability. So wherever you are in the world, our team of dedicated specialists can help you to establish a safe, reliable and efficient supply chain for your chemical cargo.

A full-service solution

The shipping of chemical cargo isn’t just about ocean transportation. Cargo also needs to be transported inland, often at both ends of its journey. That’s why we offer a full-service solution.


Whether you are shipping fertilizers to Great Lakes or salt to the Baltic, our team of experts deliver flexible tailored shipping solutions that safeguard the quality of your chemical products, from origin to destination.

Why Wagenborg?

  • Our ice class vessels guarantee year-round logistics in extreme winters in the North of Sweden, Finland, Canada and USA. Highest ice-class: 1A Swedish/Finnish.

  • All our vessels have box-shaped holds to stow chemical cargoes, such as salt or fertilizers, perfectly.

  • Many vessels are equipped with removable bulk heads. This allows separation of holds into multiple sections and loading possibilities.

  • Deck cranes on some of our vessels enables these vessels to offer (un)loading big bags.

  • Dehumidifying systems in the holds ensure the products not to become wet and damaged.

Wagenborg is your chemical and fertilizer industry partner

Because we know the industry, we can offer help to improve logistics processes and cost-saving initiatives with our customer. Who considers us as an added value, will save costs in their supply chain. It is important for our customers that their product arrives on time and undamaged at their customers. With a suitable fleet, innovative loading methods and competent crews, Wagenborg has one of the lowest damage rates of the industry.


The sky is the limit

"Now, in 2017, we are on our way to surpass 2 million tonnes; an absolute apex for everyone involved. With this, Wagenborg is shipping 23% of Yara’s total short sea volume. It’s not hard to reach the top, but maintaining that position is."

Marc de Rijcke

Head of Short Sea Chartering at Yara Maritime Logistics

Make the best of it for the customer

Wagenborg has a relatively young fleet of avg. 10,3 years resulting in quality, well- maintained and clean vessels for a vulnerable type of cargo. Our people have the commitment to "make the best of it for the customer". In maritime services, in which the weather and other unpredictable factors play a major role, this mentality is of great value for our customers. Because of their geographical location, many of our forest customers need ice-class ships that can also perform in the winter. With our experience and ships, Wagenborg can serve more areas than ships with less or without ice class.

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