A stronger position
in the Baltic region

Royal Wagenborg and the Finnish Rettig Group have agreed on the transport of 1,5 million tonnes of limestone and the acquisition of four multipurpose vessels.


‘Nordkalk’, part of the Rettig Group, is one of the
largest producers of limestone in Northern Europe. Royal Wagenborg will be responsible for the transport of nearly 1,5 million tonnes of limestone and related products to various destinations in the Baltic region and Great Britain starting as of 2015.

A second branch of the Rettig Group is ‘Bore Shipping’. As part of the contract with the Rettig Group, Royal Wagenborg will acquire four multipurpose vessels from Bore Ltd. The ‘Nordgard’, ‘Sydgard’, ‘Westgard’ and ‘Østgård’, all built at Peters Shipyards, four sister vessels with a capacity of 3,600 tonnes and ice class 1A. The vessels will be added to the Wagenborg fleet before the end of this year. 

Wagenborg is extremely pleased with this agreement, which will strengthen the position of Wagenborg and its affiliated captain owners in the Baltic region.

Royal Wagenborg has been in the shipping business since 1898. The Baltic region has been our core market ever since and will be in the decades to come. In response to the upcoming regulations for sulphur emissions in the Baltic region, Wagenborg has invested substantially in a new-building programme of ice-classed, fuel-efficient, multi-purpose vessels. 

“We are very pleased with our partnership with Nordkalk. This cargo-base will enable us to grow and extend our flexibility and competitiveness in the Baltic. We are sure that both family-owned companies will come to an excellent long-term cooperation.”

General specifications
Length over all 89,25m
Width 13,4m
Draught 5,68m
DWT 3.600
Gross tonnage 2.868
Nett tonnage 1.613
Hold capacity 205.090
TEU 208
Ice class 1A
Built 1998-2001