Serving the mining & minerals 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. 1.150 voyages carrying mining products and minerals per year

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Over 6.500.000 tonnes mining products and minerals per year

Over 22% over total voyages is related to the mining products and minerals

Worldwide trade of mining products and minerals

Safe shipping solutions for your mining products and minerals

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

When it comes to shipping mining products, we understand the importance of reliability, environmental sustainability and economic viability. So wherever you are in the world, our team of dedicated specialists can help you to establish a flexible, reliable and efficient supply chain for your mining products.

A full-service solution

The shipping of mining products and minerals 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 pet cokes from Spitsbergen or iron ore to the Baltic, our team of experts deliver flexible tailored shipping solutions that safeguard the quality of your mining 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 mining products and minerals perfectly, such as ores, cokes, aggregates or concentrates.

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

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

Wagenborg is your mining & minerals 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.

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A big potential in the future

Thanks to its large fleet of over 180 general cargo vessels Wagenborg can offer flexible and efficient sea-freights for Nordkalk and its customers. We look forward to continuing the co-operation, and we trust that the good customer service, as well as, increased availability of suitable tonnage for our needs will enhance our business opportunities and our success

Julian Rohde

Julian Rohde

Corporate Shipping Manager Nordkalk

Make the best of it for the customer

Wagenborg has a relatively young fleet resulting in quality, well- maintained and clean vessels for this 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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