Wijgaart Shipping, Anno 1988
In 1988, almost 30 years ago, the brothers van de Wijgaart set their first steps in the world of inland waterways entrepreneurship. What started with a single ship, the Zembla, grew into a complete shipping company with a dozen ships flying its flag, suitable for transporting a wide range of goods.Wijgaart Shipping maintains this line by looking forward to inland navigation needs, keeping an eye on development and maintaining the same core value of quality.
New ly built Colorado
Wijgaart takes over Missouri (ex Marajo) and Michigan (ex Mejana)
Start new ly built Colorado
Office moved to Veerplein 45 (Zwijndrecht)
New ly built Sara
Florida and California sailing. New ly built Georgia.
Wijgaart Group takes over Trico and MDN.
Gebroeders van de Wijgaart moved from Rotterdam to an office in Zwijndrecht.
New name company: Wijgaart Group
New ly built Mystery
New ly built Hybride Zembla (dry cargo)
Start company “Maritime Dienstverlening Nederland”. Employment agency and secondment agency for nautical staff.
South Carolina and North Carolina sailing
Zembla new ly built (containership)
Zembla sold. New name ship: Temptation. Also purchased Justin.
Start “Shipyard Trico B.V.”
Nova Zembla sailing
Sold Nova Zembla. New name ship: Frontera
Zembla sold. New name ship: Marajo
Start “Gebroeders van de Wijgaart”
Nova Zembla sailing 135x15 (containership)
Sold Nova Zembla (110x11.40). New name ship: Formentera
New ly built ship Nova Zembla 110x11.40 (containership)
‘Big’ Zembla (135x17.40m) new ly built
First new ly built ship mv. Zembla 110x11.45