Wijnne Barends is the Group’s shortsea specialist and founded in 1855, it is one of the oldest shipping companies in the Netherlands. Based in Delfzijl, Wijnne Barends is a dynamic and flexible company that offers shipping, logistic services and ship management, including crewing to customers.
Wijnne Barends Logistics operates four terminal locations within the Groningen Seaports and offers stevedoring, warehousing, forwarding and agency services. The company operates a fleet of shortsea vessels including affiliated captain-owned vessels. Wijnne Barends mostly serves Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Western Europe, the White and Black Seas and the Mediterranean.
The company has in-house expertise for a broad range of commodities including sawn timber, peat moss, steel products, fertilisers, grains, wood pulp, biomass products and (recycled) woodchips. The high cubic vessels are well equipped for project cargo and the sea-river vessels regularly operate to Duisburg, Paris, Lake Vänern and many tidal ports along the French and British coast.