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.
Takeover tanker South Dakota (ex Belize) and tanker North Dakota (ex Bermuda).
KVB Arizona I + II sold
New ly built Georgia (110 x 11.45 x 3.40)
MTS Alabama (110 x 11.45 x 4.50) sold
Motor ship Justin (110 x 11.45 x 3.70) sold
New ly built Rhode Island
Start of completion new build tanker Alabama
Modification of MTS California to a bunker tanker
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)
Wijgaart Group takes over Trico and MDN. Florida and California sailing. New ly built Georgia.
New ly built Sara
New ly built Hybride Zembla (dry cargo)
Gebroeders van de Wijgaart moved from Rotterdam to an office in Zwijndrecht.
New name company: Wijgaart Group
New ly built Mystery
Start company “Maritime Dienstverlening Nederland”. Employment agency and secondment agency for nautical staff.
South Carolina and North Carolina sailing
Zembla sold. New name ship: Temptation. Also purchased Justin.
Zembla new ly built (containership)
Nova Zemblad sold! The ship (135 × 15) sails after the sale under the name Comienzo.
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 135×15 (containership)
Sold Nova Zembla (110×11.40). New name ship: Formentera
‘Big’ Zembla (135×17.40m) new ly built
New ly built ship Nova Zembla 110×11.40 (containership)
First new ly built ship mv. Zembla 110×11.45