Wagenborg adds four MPPs to fleet
Delfzijl headquartered Wagenborg has recently added more tonnage to its fleet with the addition of four vessels. The company dipped into the second-hand market and got hold of a total of four vessels.
According to Wagenborg, multipurpose vessels Imke and Helenic were handed over to the company at the start of October. Imke was renamed Neuseborg and Helenic will continue her voyages under the name Eikborg.
Neuseborg, built in 2006 at the Ferus Smit Shipyard has a 6400 dwt, while Eikeborg is a single-decker MPP built by Bijlsma Shipyard in 2008.
Following the pair’s delivery, Wagenborg took delivery of Alana Evita, another single-decker MPP built by Bijlsma Shipyard, a year after Eikeborg. Alana Evita has been renamed Iepborg.
The latest in line of deliveries was the MV Dagna that was handed over to Wagenborg on October 26. The vessel built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit in 2005 will continue its voyages within the Wagenborg fleet under the name Nijborg.
The second-hand market spree follows the order placed in April for an EasyMax Type vessel at the Royal Niestern Sander Shipyard. The vessel, a sister ship of the previously delivered Egbert and Máxima is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2023.
It is the third EasyMax type for Wagenborg with the company also taking an option for a fourth such vessel. The EasyMax concept is a multipurpose vessel with a cargo capacity of 14,000 tons and was jointly developed by Wagenborg and Niestern Sander.