Royal Wagenborg took part in “the Dutch days in Shanghai”, which are an annual initiative of the Dutch consulate-general, whereby companies from the Netherlands demonstrate their connections to China.
Logistic Seminar: “Go-West, Manufacturing Investment & Logistic Solutions Connecting West China to Europe”
During this seminar several Dutch companies presented their ideas, strategies and the challenges that had arisen while moving their production to inland China. Nowadays, more production is being moved to West China due to higher costs on the expensive east coast. This often results in more logistics challenges. During this seminar, Royal Wagenborg presented its active role in promoting the West China-European connection. By working closely together with partners in West China, Wagenborg is able to provide door-to-door logistic solutions to the end customers in Europe by rail, barge, air and sea.
Dinner with Dutch Minister Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development)
Royal Wagenborg was one of the Dutch companies that attended a special dinner during the visit of Minister Ploumen to China. During this event, Wagenborg received a painting of the m.v. Taagborg from Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard. The Taagborg is the 23rd vessel delivered to Royal Wagenborg from Hudong Zhonghua and provides a great example of a successful long-term cooperation between Dutch and Chinese companies.
Visit commission of Foreign affairs to m.v. Taagborg
The Dutch Commission of Foreign Affairs paid a special visit to Wagenborg at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The politicians, which were from a wide range of political parties, were interested in learning more about Wagenborg and why the company is active in China, both from a shipbuilding point of view and commercially. The event began when Maurice Stokhof de Jong and Paul Bakker made a presentation about Wagenborg’s activities in China. After the presentation the group visited the m.v. Taagborg and had a tour of the engine room and the bridge of the newly delivered vessel. After the tour, the Commission left the shipyard with a better understanding of Royal Wagenborg and its activities in China.