Volume 3 nr. 1 April 2009
Wooden bridge on wheels p.4
Wagenborg at its best! p.14
How to transport a 67 metres long column with a diameter
of more than 7 metres and 233 tons in weight
Shell Schoonebeek Redevelopment p.20
Wagenborg Foxdrill installs 73 wells on 18 drilling sites
Stability in service
during difficult times
It is our firm belief that it is crucial to keep in
close contact with our business relations and
employees during current times!
It goes without saying that a good financial
policy is essential, but the right attitude is
perhaps even more crucial. If a certain situation
calls for creative solutions, we must be able to
conjure those up by ‘thinking out of the box’.
No wonder that flexibility and reliability are
paramount and that those concepts are just as
important to Wagenborg as service.
Nobody knows how long this worldwide
economic setback will persist, and therefore it is
important to be open to all possible developing
scenarios. We will outline our course step by
step and in consultation with our partners,
whilst our investment decisions will be guided
by the developments.
At the moment it is evident that Wagenborg
will pursue investments in people and
equipment whenever this will support added
value and continuation. Investments that assist
in solving the problems of our principals have
absolute priority. Wagenborg demonstrates that
it continues to brainstorm together with her
clients and that it is determined to act. In these
times in particular, a large number of challenges
demand a practical response. You can read more
about this and other interesting issues in the
third edition of the Wagenborg Times.
Seeking solutions proactively is the theme
of this edition … published with a refreshing
facelift. More about that facelift in the next
edition of the Wagenborg Times …
Preface - Stability in service during difficult times 3
Wooden bridge on wheels 4
A ‘pile’ of cooperation 6
Teamwork on a flagship project 8
Energy in Emsland 10
Sleep well 11
Special crane per special transport 12
Wagenborg at its best 14
Successful efforts on historical market 16
A ‘seemann’ in his element 17
Customers want flexible solutions 18
Shell Schoonebeek redevelopment 20
Wagenborg Reining 22
Reining Warehousing, business intelligence 24
Passenger Services 26
• Exhibition Industrial Maintenance Rotterdam: 21 - 23 April 2009
• Transport LogisticsMunich: 12-15 May 2009
• Powergen Europe Cologne: 26 - 28 May 2009
• 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Antwerpen: 26-28 May 2009
Transportation Conference Exhibition
• PPI Transport Symposium 18Liverpool: 7-9 October 2009
• Europort 2009 Rotterdam: 3-6 November 2009
Connie Lindhoud, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michiel Kuizenga , Edwin Zwart, Cock Molle,
Aad van Leeuwen, Klaus Wirring, Koos Zumkehr,
P.O. Box 14
NL-9930 AA Delfzijl The Netherlands
Phone + 31 (0)596 63 62 47
Design and DTP
Flying Focus, Aad van Leeuwen, Henk Zuur
Grafische Industrie De Marne, Leens - Delfzijl
How it began
It all started with an architecture contest in 2005
for the design of two bridges which had to cross
the new highway A7 at the town of Sneek, The
Netherlands. The winning design was very unique
and extraordinary: a wooden arched bridge, made of
sustainable accoya tropical hardwood. Wagenborg
Nedlift became involved soon after construction
engineering started. Such an extraordinary structure
needs a special approach to heavy transport and lifting
and this early stage co-operation ultimately led to a
smooth and well controlled logistic operation.
At the jobsite in Sneek, the wooden arches were
manufactured from smaller wooden parts, which were
prefabricated in the Schaffitzel workshop in Germany.
The arches were formed piece by piece. Wagenborg
Nedlift assisted with some smaller mobile cranes.
Erecting of the arches
Mid-November, the actual lifting work could begin
and Wagenborg Nedlift’s role in the project became
more prominent. Both arches, each weighing 130 tons
at this point, had to be put upright and fixed onto
the steel bridge deck. Intensive lifting engineering
led to a solution where each part could be lifted with
3 large mobile cranes. In total, 6 cranes from 250 tons
up to 650 tons in capacity were set up at the narrow
construction yard. Special attention was required
because of the special shape and material of the arches.
Another challenge was the communication between
the crane operators who had to lift the structures
simultaneously. The complete crew was trained during
a toolbox meeting and on Saturday 15 November, the
lifting operation was carried out smoothly in only a
few hours. Both arches were fixed on the bridge deck
and connected at the top. The architectural design had
become a reality.
Wood on wheels
With the assembly phase nearly complete, preparation
of the last part of the job could commence. During the
weekend of 29/30 November, the bridge, now with a
total weight of 450 tons, would be transported from
construction site to its final foundations at highway
A7. But before the trip could start, the bridge had
to be jacked up from its 1.6 m level to a 5.1 m level.
With Wagenborg Nedlift’s brand new climbing jack
equipment, this was no problem at all. On Saturday
night November 29th, a large crowd of Sneek
inhabitants gathered at the jobsite to watch the final
journey of the bridge. 2 x 24 SPMT axle lines were
positioned under the bridge and the trip of 1.5 km
commenced. Instead of the normal traffic, the wooden
bridge was guided down highway A7 to its final
location. With SPMT in carrousel configuration, the
450 ton giant was turned carefully and transported just
above its moles. With the trailer’s hydraulic system,
the wooden landmark was placed onto its foundations.
November 2008, a unique landmark arose along highway A7 in
Sneek, the Netherlands. An arched bridge, made of sustainable accoya
tropical hardwood, was assembled with no less than 6 mobile cranes
and put onto its foundation with 48 SPMT axle lines.
Facts and figures wooden arch
Length: 32 meters
Width: 14.6 meters
Height: 15 meters
Weight steel deck: 150 tons
Weight wooden arches: 300 tons
Wood quantity: 690 cbm
More information on the wooden
Facts and figures on the
transport and lifting equipment:
Erecting the 130 ton arches:
1 x 650 tons, 1 x 500 tons,
1 x 400 tons, 1 x 350 tons,
1 x 300 tons, 1x 250 tons mobile crane
Jacking operation: synchronic climbing
Transport: 2 sets of 2 x 12 SPMT axle
lines with 2 powerpacks
NEDLIFT B.V. NEDLIFT B.V.
“IHC Hydrohammer is a worldwide specialist in
onshore and offshore pile driving equipment.
Especially for offshore we can build on a fair
amount of expertise, accumulated during
our work in the oil gas industry. Lately we
regularly find ourselves using this knowledge
to our advantage within the field of offshore
wind energy. A relatively new market with a lot
of potential. Offshore windmills require piling
hammers with a sleeve diameter that can reach
up to 5.10 meters. The logistics concerned with
getting such a hammer to a client are quite
challenging. A monster like that easily weighs
250 metric tons.”
Cock Molle from Wagenborg Projects Logistics
has been the regular liaison for Eric and his
project managers concerning the transportation
of IHC pile drivers. “Cock has often visited us
and is aware of our concerns and desires. He
takes care of the whole process, removing a lot
of pressure. Agreements and commitments are
followed up promptly, and íf something does
go wrong we can have a candid and honest talk.
The logistics of our project often involves several
Wagenborg Divisions, but having Cock as our
standard liaison creates clarity and trust.”
Eric isn’t currently as personally involved in
the actual execution and logistics of projects
as he used to be. He began at IHC as an electro
technical engineer, after which he became a
project co-ordinator. He has been Head of
Production Services for the last few years,
responsible for production and service activities
at IHC Hydrohammer. These activities
include maintaining commercial contacts with
Wagenborg Foxdrill. Full circle indeed.
Company profile IHC Hydrohammer
IHC Hydrohammer B.V. designs, builds and supplies hydraulic piling hammers,
for on- and offshore use and is known throughout the world for its innovative
approach. This innovative approach is not simply confined to the hammers, but
also extends to entirely new piling techniques, foundation equipment and hammer
accessories, with a view to making pile driving more efficient, more controllable,
less noisy and more widely usable. IHC Hydrohammer B.V. guarantees the
best possible service by the availability of trained experts worldwide to support
The cooperation between Wagenborg and IHC Hydrohammer extends beyond the usual.
IHC Hydrohammer regularly uses the worldwide services of Wagenborg Projects Logistics for
transporting its heavy piling hammers. And Wagenborg Foxdrill makes use of these same hammers
for its own activities around the world. Full circle? We asked Eric Lahuis, Head of Production
Services at IHC Hydrohammer.
A ‘pile’ of
PROJECTS LOGISTICS B.V. PROJECTS LOGISTICS B.V.
“Windpark Westereems is a relatively large
wind park with 64 turbines type E82. It is
situated in the port of Eemshaven and therefore
alternative logistic solutions were possible.
Normally, the concrete tower parts of the E82
turbines are transported by road in parts. In
Eemshaven, another concept was chosen. Each
tower, consisting of 18 complete ring sections,
was transported by water from the workshop
in Emden to the port of Eemshaven. Once on
the spot, the tower sections were stored at the
yard of Wagenborg Stevedoring. As soon as
the construction team on a turbine site was
ready, they gave Wagenborg Nedlift a call, who
supplied the next complete ring section just-
in-time to the turbine site. In order to carry out
transports from the yard to the turbine sites
a special road was constructed ”, Mr. Rijniers
In the meantime, the other parts of the
turbines, such as blades, generator hubs
and engine casings, arrived by truck at the
Wagenborg yard. At the yard, pre-assembly
activities were done and complete sections
left the yard bound for the turbine sites. A lot
of time and effort was saved this way, because
assembly activities at the turbine sites were
reduced to a minimum.
During construction time, Mr. Trappmann
experienced the Wagenborg way of working
and he is very positive about this. “I have been
working on windmill construction projects
for more than 10 years now, and this is the
first time my life has been so easy during a
project,” he laughs. “Logistic circumstances are
perfect here and Wagenborg is meeting all of
our requirements in a very co-operative way.
Crane operators are advising the crew during
pre-assembly, truck drivers are assisting on
loading activities and planning department
is combining several requests to an efficient
equipment input, thus saving us time and
money. Last but not least, with more than 2000
truck loads done, no damage occurred”.
Within a few months, Mr. Trapmann will travel
to Canada for a new project, consisting of 34
turbines. “I expect the Wagenborg just-in-
time concept will not work there: to reach the
project site, inland road transport of 2.500 km is
necessary …” The Wagenborg crew wishes him
all the best with this new challenge!
Enercon E-82 wind turbine
Specially designed for medium wind
speeds, the ENERCON E-82 wind
turbine - with the new rotor blade
design and tower versions up to 108m
hub height - guarantees excellent yields
in the 2 MW category, even at inland
sites. In Eemshaven, rated power of the
E-82 type is increased to 3 MW caused
by the installation of an innovative
water cooling system.
Rated power: 2,000 kW
Rotor diameter: 82 m
Hub height: 78 – 138 m
Enercon GmbH – Energy for the world
ENERCON began its road to economical/ecological success when graduate engineer
Aloys Wobben founded the company in 1984. A small team of engineers developed
the first E-15/16 wind turbine with a rated power of 55 kW. In the beginning
ENERCON systems still featured gearboxes. The changeover to gearless technology
was made in 1992 with the first ENERCON E-40/500 kW. The innovative drive system
with few rotating components enables almost friction free energy flow. With more than
13,000 wind turbines installed in over 30 countries, ENERCON is also amongst the
leading manufacturers on an international level. In 2008/2009, Enercon reached an
export share of more than 60%, gradually increasing over the years to come.
JensTrappmann(left)andDinRijniersright):Wagenborgturnedouttobeafinepartner.Teamwork on a
This is the title of an article in Enercon’s company magazine Windblatt about the
Westereems Windpark in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. And teamwork it was!
Not only for the various Enercon subsidiaries involved in this major project, but also
for Enercon and Wagenborg. During the 1 year construction period, Wagenborg
turned out to be a fine partner for Jens Trappmann, Enercon’s construction manager
and Din Rijniers, Enercon’s project manager at Westereems project.
STEVEDORING B.V. STEVEDORING B.V.
A 750 ton and 400 ton crane were required
for the positioning of 30 boiler modules,
weighing 230 metric tons each. Wagenborg
Nedlift brought in a 750 ton lifting capacity
lattice boom crane from Spain. Being part of
the Wagenborg Group of Companies, shipping
the colossus to Germany was easily arranged.
A dedicated vessel loaded the crane at Gijon,
Spain, and in Germany a total of 60 trailer loads
were required for its transportation by land to
the project site. An interesting operation from a
logistical viewpoint, befitting a logistic service
provider like Wagenborg.
Ralph Mayer, Alstom’s Power site manager with
over 30 years of experience in building power
plants all over the world, had never worked
with Wagenborg Nedlift before. “I must say
that Wagenborg Nedlift has been cooperative
during the entire process. They have adapted
and adjusted to all of our needs. As a supplier,
we have a certain obligation to realize a swift
construction, so our clients can start as soon
as possible. This is part of the ongoing process
of improving the construction procedure and
Prefabrication and modularization are
key words in the business of boiler plant
construction. “Quality control in a workshop
is much easier than doing it afterwards at the
job site. The more we can prefabricate units
the further the construction time is shortened,
a benefit which has its payoff at the end of the
Ralph Mayer has seen many crane lifts all over
the world. “Our preferred crane is the crawler
crane because of its flexibility in movement
with a load. It should also have sufficient lifting
height and an outreach of at least 28 meters in
order to position the heavy loads over the side
walls, which are assembled at an earlier stage.”
Safety is a main concern for everyone. “From
experience we know which companies are
reliable. We may ask directly for a specific
crane operator, who has to be available day and
The wind velocity had been too high during the
day, so the lifting operations took place at night
when the wind force was more manageable.
Ralph Mayer underscores the responsibility of
the crane operator. “There is always a certain
tension between the crane driver and the people
who want to have something erected. However,
in the end it is the crane driver who decides.
After all, everything is literally in his hands, and
he is responsible for a safe lift.”
EmslandExtending it’s Emsland Lingen power plant, RWE Power is
erecting a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant with a net
capacity of 876 MW, set to be commissioned as early as mid-
2009. The plant will be used to meet medium-load demand
and will supply adjacent industrial plants with process steam.
At the quay, close to the yard, they bob comfortably
alongside each other - Ravel and Debussy; two luxury
Rhine cruisers waiting for their new destination.
Having become somewhat superfluous as a result of a
drop in American tourism, these ships were destined
for a rather sorry future - until Wagenborg saw new
opportunities for these well-equipped vessels.
Quite a distance away, Wagenborg Offshore has been
active in the Caspian-Sea region for more than 10
years. Wagenborg provides all-round services for the
oil and gas industry, including the management of
offshore staff accommodation. Wagenborg already
provides accommodation for more than 100 people,
but demand has grown as a result of increasing activity
in this region. So, soon Debussy and Ravel will be able
to offer sleeping quarters to no less than 290 people.
Quite a lot of work still needs to be done before
we reach that stage. The yard personnel in Lobith
are working hard getting the ships ready for their
new purpose. They have to rearrange the interior
of the cabins to accommodate more beds, and the
deck will have a large number of containers that
will accommodate changing rooms, storage rooms
for provisions, a water generator, a hospital, an
incinerator, and a fitness room. The ships are being
transformed into totally self-sufficient units that
can remain offshore for long periods of time. Quite
a change for Ravel and Debussy, as their previous
experience has been anchoring at picturesque towns
along the river Rhine.
Hans Hoek, offshore consultant at Wagenborg
Offshore, is managing the refurbishing project.
There is a deadline - the first ship must arrive in the
Caspian Sea by the end of June. “The schedule is very
tight indeed. Our client needs this accommodation
very soon. The yard is doing everything possible to
get this done, so we can start sailing in the direction
of Constanza at the beginning of May. The deck
containers will be transported later - while the ships
are on their way – and will be put on board somewhere
along the route.” Sounds complicated, but Hans is
simply unflappable. He has years of experience on
ocean-going ships, on off-shore platforms all over
the world, and in recent years as Barge Master
Operations Manager for Wagenborg. This project is
a nice interlude for him that allows him to be close
to home a little longer. At last he has time to take his
own yacht for a sail and to anchor on a lake near one of
those peaceful villages along the river.
SLEEP WELLWagenborg is at home in all the logistics markets – well, almost all. The
hotel sector never used to form part of our portfolio – until very recently!
But now we have a genuine Wagenborg Hotel … Our reporter simply
had to see it all for himself and went straight to the De Hoop shipyard in
Lobith where the Rhine flows into the Netherlands.
NEDLIFT B.V. OFFSHORE B.V.
Special crane per
Offshore wind energy is a fast emerging industry in which a
lot of money is being invested at the moment … not only in the
windmills but also in the installation methods at sea.
For this purpose, a complete floating workshop
is presently under construction in Klaipeda.
The ship will be equipped with a large crane
with which the windmills are put on their
foundations in the sea. Wagenborg Towage is
providing the transport of this crane to the yard
In November 2008, the MS Samira first
transported the pedestal (crane foundation) to
Klaipeda. Later, the MS Cathma transported the
entire crane arm from Antwerp to Klaipeda in
February 2009. Wagenborg Projects Logistics
(WPL) took care of the coordination of both
shipments for Wagenborg Towage.
Subsequently, a 340-tons component of the ship
crane was loaded at BSB Staalbouw in Bergum,
Friesland, on Friday the 27th of February of this
year. For this purpose, self-propelled trailers
(SPMTs) of Wagenborg Nedlift were on site for
the transport of this 40m-long piece from the
workshop to the quay. A 500-ton mobile crane
and the Wagenborg sheerleg ‘Triton’ loaded the
crane component unto ocean going pontoon,
Wagenborg ‘Barge 2’. Since this pontoon cannot
make the voyage to Klaipeda and because a large
pontoon could not reach Bergum, the 40m-long
part was transferred in the meantime on the
oceangoing pontoon Wagenborg ‘Barge 1’ in
the harbour of Harlingen. There as well, the
‘Triton’ and two mobile cranes saw action.
After securing the load, the convoy with the
Wagenborg seagoing tug ‘Watergeus’ in the lead
left in the direction of Klaipeda.
How do you transport a column that is 67 metres long with a diameter of more than 7 metres,
weighing 233 tons? And … how do you transport that column from Germany to Poland?
This question was submitted to the project managers of Wagenborg Nedlift. In response, they
joined hands with Wagenborg Towage and Wagenborg Stevedoring in order to find a factory-to-
foundation solution … a solution that was entirely carried out by Wagenborg people and means.
After more than a year of preparations, this exceptional project began in February 2009.
Wagenborg at its Best!
Wagenborg Nedlift set the ball rolling. The
reactors were transported from the production
site to the inland harbour via many detours in
which the clearance sometimes amounted to just
a few centimetres. Subsequently, the reactors
were loaded onto ships that were destined for
the Wagenborg Terminal Eemshaven. The
barges and tugboats of Wagenborg Towage
were waiting for the arrival of the convoy in the
Eemshaven. The sea voyage to Gdansk followed
after the transfer from the canal barge to the
barges (of course, with Wagenborg cranes).
Upon arrival in Gdansk, Nedlift was already
on stand-by. The reactors were transferred
from the barges and transported with special
trailers to their final destination – the nearby
refinery where a satisfied client took delivery of
them. A fine example of cooperation among the
Wagenborg companies by taking care of all the
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on historical market
A black and white funnel and red curtains drop a hint about which company
accommodates here. In October 2008 Wagenborg Shipping Sweden AB moved into
their new office in eastern Malmö and the Swedish Wagenborg team is now looking
forward to continuing their long term ventures on the growing Scandinavian market.
The first subsidiary of Wagenborg Shipping was
established in Sweden in 2001. With that, Royal
Wagenborg returned to where it all started 111
years ago. On the Nordic market you find some
of Wagenborgs major clients, both historic and
contemporary; Billerud, Smurfit Kappa, SCA
and Setra. Managing Director Norbert Seemann
“To be able to meet the demands of the
future and our customers, the investment in
Scandinavia is a natural step in developing
the business. Wagenborg has developed three
business models and is constantly working to
modernize its fleet and investing in modern
and customized ships. We provide integrated
logistic solutions, meaning that we cover the
complete chain of transportation. Finally we
offer dedicated solutions meaning that we
develop and handle our customer’s specific
needs. All assignments are worked out through
a close dialogue with the customer and we team
up with the right competences and resources
Today there are three employees in addition to
Norbert Seemann; Anna Nordin, Chartering
Assistant, Kerstin Wahlfrid, Accountant, and
Nikolas Rowland, Chartering Manager. They
all agree that the move to new fine premises is
a boost. Nikolas Rowland sees many benefits to
being located in Sweden and he thinks that it
also can create new business opportunities:
“I believe that our customers demand a logistic
partner that can match their needs and their
investments; if they grow, we need to adapt. We
have learned that the customers appreciate our
knowledge about both their business and the
special conditions in the Baltic Sea. Of course
it’s also a great benefit to share the same culture
as many of these important customers”, he says.
“We have a very positive view of the future
and will continue to provide our clients with
the service they need. I believe that one of the
success factors is our personal touch combined
with Wagenborg’s vision and large capacity”,
concludes Norbert Seemann.
In the early 1970´s ships were operating on
Swedish waters loaded with 400-1,000 tons
of pulp and paper or 100-350 stds of wooden
goods. Std stands for “standard” and is an old
measurement term used for sawn timber. Soon
the term was changed to the cubic metre and
350 std equals approximately 1,635 cubic metres
“The ports along the coast of Northern
Sweden were closed during winter because
of more severe winters, smaller vessels and
poorer icebreaking capacity. They normally
opened again in May. That meant that the
goods couldn’t be shipped until the water
was navigable again. And that is a very vague
indication indeed. The shipping term for this
is “free open water”, Norbert Seemann explains
and continues: Today we do not have the
same problem when waters freeze over. A fact
that is not necessarily connected to stronger
icebreaking ships but perhaps to the climate
change that we are experiencing.”
Today we move on a bit quicker.
Communication of yesterday was limited
and complicated; today there are advanced
and integrated information systems that
help improve the steering of the goods and
assignments. At the same time competition
gets tougher since information becomes
available for all parties at the same time.
Norbert Seemann says:
“Today’s work in chartering is more dynamic
and the development in information and
communication, demands high availability and
quick decisions. A modern shipping company
does not only ship cargo – we are a logistic
partner. It means a continuous dialogue with
our customers and sometimes also with the
A ‘Seemann’ in his element
After four decades working in shipping Norbert Seemann has seen the changes
up close. Historically, shipping has been of great importance for Swedish trade
in general, and for the forest industry in particular. In this article he looks back
on some of his experiences.
SHIPPING B.V. SHIPPING B.V.
The increasing globalization of trade is both challenging and
favourable for the shipping industry. Challenging because of
increasing demands on flexible and customized logistic solutions.
Favourable thanks to an increasing need for national shipping.
Wagenborg Shipping Sweden strives to strengthen its position in
the Scandinavian and Baltic markets, aiming for an even closer co-
operation with the customers. Companies in the forestry industry
are an important target group and the Swedish Wagenborg team has
long experience of developing dedicated solutions for their specific
What do the customers say? A couple of them were asked about the
importance of having a flexible shipping partner located in Sweden
and what trends they see coming within shipping.
Knowledge and the ability to adapt are key success factors
for shipping companies according to some of Wagenborg
Shipping’s most important customers in the Swedish market.
“The challenges are rapidly increasing and our partners
need to match up with flexibility; it can mean anything from
new destinations to different types of ships. We appreciate
Wagenborg Shipping’s presence and efforts in Sweden. An
understanding of the quite unique conditions on the coast
of northern Sweden is valuable for us. Working with these
questions demands a lot of experience. Today best price is the
key as long as our demands are met. Flexibility is a natural
part of the total offer.”
SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company. The
company develops, produces and markets personal care
products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and
solid-wood products in more than 90 countries. Annual sales
in 2008 amounted to EUR 11.5bn. SCA has about 50,000
employees in some 60 countries.
Share of sales by business area in 2008:
Personal Care 21%, Tissue 34%, Packaging 30%
and Forest Products 15%.
Due to our geographical location in the North of Sweden, many
factors need to function together; everything from tailor made,
flexible tonnage to matching severe winter conditions requiring ice
strengthened vessels and skilful crews. These factors require flexibility
and regularity from our shipping partners. I think Wagenborg’s
efforts in Sweden indicate a long-term perspective and the willingness
to grow together with their clients. In the years to come I foresee that
costs for road transport will increase due to environmental changes.
As a result of this, more goods will be transported by rail and sea,
which puts even higher demands on flexibility.
Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå is Europe’s biggest kraftliner producer
with an annual output of some 700 000 tonnes. Kraftliner is a base
paper made from fresh fibre for production of high quality corrugated
packaging. The division has an annual sales turnover of approximately
SEK 3 billion and 600 employees. Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå is
a part of Smurfit Kappa Group which manufactures a diverse range
of corrugated casemaking materials, including 1.6 million tons of
kraftliner. At paper mills in Sweden, Austria, France and Slovakia the
company produces kraftliner and semi chemical fluting.
Sture Öberg, Supply Chain Manager, SmurfitKappa
”The processing industry is complicated and characterized
by quick decisions regarding quantities and qualities. This
means high demands on flexible shipping solutions. We value
the presence of Wagenborg Shipping in Malmö which also
shortens response time. I’m convinced that sea transport must
also operate on land and we welcome a total approach within
logistic solutions. I believe that control of the complete logistic
chain leads to flexibility.”
Billerud is a leading supplier of speciality products for
consumer and industrial packaging. Billerud focuses on kraft
paper and containerboard and has a world-leading position
within several product segments. The company has 2,300
employees in eleven countries, the annual sales turnover is
approximately SEK 8 billion and over 90% of the production
is exported. The company’s production takes place at the
Group’s three integrated pulp and paper mills in Sweden
– Gruvön, Karlsborg and Skärblacka – and at the UK paper
”Flexibility is a decisive factor and a natural part of the commitment.
Wagenborg Shipping’s establishment in Sweden is important and
gives an indication of the company’s intentions. We see an increasing
complexity in our shipping needs which demands greater knowledge
about local conditions. Looking forward I believe that lead-times
will decrease. Decreasing time from decision to action increases the
demand for flexible solutions.”
Setra is Sweden’s largest wood products company and sells wood-
based products and solutions to the building materials trade and
industrial customers. The Group has 1,400 employees and annual
sales of approximately SEK 5 billion, of which exports – primarily
to the UK, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Norway and Japan – account
for about 55%. Setra operates at 20 production sites (17 in Sweden,
2 in Norway and 1 in the UK) for the manufacturing of sawn timber,
panels, mouldings, floors and glulam beams.
Corporate Logistics Manager Short Sea Ocean, Billerud
Tomas Åkerlund, Logistic Manager,Setra Group
wood for life
SHIPPING B.V. SHIPPING B.V.
Vice President Marine Transportation, SCA Transforest
For the redevelopment of the oil field in Schoonebeek, a total of 73 wells will be installed on
18 drilling sites in 2009. On Monday October 20th 2008, the conductor driving started. The
conductor is the outer pipe sleeve which protects the upper surface from drilling fluids infiltration.
The final wells will be carried by this conductor and drilled in 2009. The activities take place on
locations close to Europaweg and De Maden. The conductor driving takes approximately two
weeks per site. As soon as these activities are completed, the site is adapted further. The grounds
adjacent to the sites are also made accessible for the arrival of the drilling rigs. All the preparations
will be executed stage-by-stage for each drilling site.
The tender for the aforementioned activities was
awarded to Wagenborg Foxdrill in June 2008. From
that moment on, all the necessary preparations were
made in order to begin the delivery and driving of the
conductor pipes on October 20th.
On behalf of NAM (Dutch Oil Company), the
Wagenborg Foxdrill work activities are supervised by
Klaas Bosschers, site supervisor in the Schoonebeek
field. Klaas is responsible for both quality and safety
of all the activities on the Schoonebeek locations. He
can be found daily in the Schoonebeek field where he
consults with the civil contractors working at the sites.
Klaas has been working for NAM since 1982. In
the first 14 years he was working in the rotating
department where he was responsible for keeping all
the moveable parts turning at the sites. These included
nodding donkey pumps, engines and compressors.
Later Klaas worked in the civil engineering
department, where once again he made sure that the
entire operation kept running. He takes care of all the
civil engineering works, soil management and the
tidying up of locations at the end of a project.
In the course of his career, Klaas has worked in
Gabon (among other places), an experience that he
looks back at with great fondness. But his work in
the Netherlands has also given him a great deal of
pleasure. Working outdoors each day with a swell
bunch of people suits him fine. He knows everyone’s
name, also the colleagues from Wagenborg Foxdrill.
Klaas knows Foxdrill already from the early nineties
when he was responsible for the abandoning of old
oil wells and sites. Nowadays he has a great deal of
contact with supervisors in the field, Henry Engbers
and Freek Kamhuis, and project manager Ewold Jager.
Klaas perceives the cooperation as a very good one.
Questions are promptly replied and the equipment
of Foxdrill is in good shape. According to Klaas, good
co-operation depends on the people you work with.
His slogan is: “Get the tasks done together, safely,
efficiently and effectively!”
The sites on which Wagenborg Foxdrill works right
now are mostly meadows. A temporary access is
created from the road by laying down dock boards that
are supplied by Wagenborg Nedlift in Schoonebeek.
Before starting up a new site, a joint kick-off meeting
is held in order to manage all conditions of the
site, planning schedule and safety matters. The
implementation of the conductor driving itself is 100%
self-supporting using materials, driving equipment,
service trucks and cranes supplied and owned by
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Wagenborg. After the conductor driving,
the conductor pipes in the meadows are
sealed with covers. On each cover the well
and location number are welded. What
remains is a meadow of pipe pieces rising
above ground level … and the memory of
a nice project!
Reining is a provider of logistic services that continuously searches for optimal solutions to
logistic problems in close cooperation with its customers. With its specialist knowledge of
transport, warehousing and intermodal transport, the company is able to offer an integrated
package of logistic services. Our focus is always on the customer. Good personnel and
advanced IT systems enable Reining to offer its customers an ever better service. Reining
operates through branches in Hoogezand, Tilburg and Budapest. The company has 450
employees, 350 trucks and approximately 100,000 m2
of storage capacity. Reining has
developed dedicated Warehousing activities for some of its larger customers.
In addition to our endeavour to serve you as effectively and
completely as possible in the area of logistics, one of our
key focal points is also sustainability. Keeping this in mind,
Reining uses ten new environmentally friendly Mercedes
trucks. The Actros 1841 trucks are equipped with what
is known as a Bluetec installation which limits emissions.
By adding the special Ad-Blue to the truck’s catalyser, the
Bluetec ensures that the emission of NOx (nitrogen oxide) is
considerably limited. Mercedes Actros has already proven
itself by setting a record for fuel consumption in the Guinness
Book of Records.
Reining provides fully integrated logistic solutions, focused on
your needs. One of the key points in Reining’s philosophy is to
implement our services using our own people and resources.
This allows us to have the best possible grip on the quality of our
service. This past year too, we have invested in all sorts of areas
to increase both the quality and completeness of our services.
Reining – The Logistic Connection
To guarantee that your shipment arrives properly at its
destination, we deploy experienced and well-trained drivers.
Reining devotes extensive attention to the coaching of its drivers.
The aim of this is to
guarantee quality and
to make our service
New drivers are also
coached as quickly as
possible to work at our desired level. For this purpose Reining
has an in-house Personal Development department and a
coach for drivers. The department makes sure that all drivers
follow the Eco-training in which they learn how to use their
driving styles to reduce fuel consumption. This way our drivers
stay continuously up-to-date about vehicle techniques and they
increase their knowledge about their own vehicles.
In June 2008, Reining has begun using 10 new road trains
in order to optimise integration of distribution services into
our portfolio. These vehicles are equipped with a system for
loading-through, a tailboard and a hand-pallet truck and are
deployed for the distribution in the Benelux. With an eye on
maximum efficiency, the company aims to keep these vehicles
identical to the existing combinations: the same loading
capacities, Euro5 engines and a TüV certified truck design.
By using these new vehicles we can integrate your distribution
professionally into the logistic process, which means that you
have come to the right place for the entire supply chain.
New distribution trucks
For each situation Reining Intermodal provides the ideal
combination of road transport and intermodal transport.
Intermodal transportation is a fast growing market. To enable
regular road transport to interface as efficiently as possible
with intermodal solutions, Reining has invested in thirty
The new trailers, just like the standard Reining mega-trailers
are equipped with a lifting roof, resulting in the enlargement
of the loading space during loading and unloading. This
allows the utilisation of the full height of three metres and
fast loading/unloading without any damage. The trucks of
course comply with the strictest safety norms when it comes to
securing the loads. Thanks to all these provisions, you can be
sure that your load is transported in the most efficient manner.
As a result of their loading and unloading speed, our drivers
are parked at your door for only a brief period. In short: an
optimal solution for your logistic needs in which we never limit
ourselves to standard solutions.
Reining invests in Huckepack trailers
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Reining with Bluetec a step further onto the ‘green’ motorway
Professional driver training
In recent years Reining has invested
tremendously in its IT. Reining Warehousing
has invested in a new WMS and a Business
Intelligence application. This allows us to map
out in detail the steering information of your
logistic process. With our investments, Reining
Warehousing is ready for the future. New
clients can be linked up to the WMS in a short
time, at various international locations. This
enormously enhances the flexibility and speed
of handling. This allows us to respond quickly
to the ever-changing markets and wishes of
the client and this way we are pre-eminently
suitable for offering you a complete integrated
As of now, we can provide our clients with all
the information about the performance of the
processes at each location. Reining can even
analyse the performance at various sites and in
doing this, create a benchmark for the client.
Together with the client we can examine where
points of improvement are and how we can
realise them. Furthermore, the system is capable
of generating data about articles that are
ordered and the quantities, and what the trends
are (marketing information). Reining can also
monitor on KPI’s agreed and report the proper
management information to her clients.
We’re not just saying that we can do all this.
We also let you see for yourself by means of the
WMS, combined with the Business Intelligence
solution, gives Reining an extra edge. In an
ever-changing market we offer the client the
possibility to maintain its operations in a
reliable and high quality manner.
REINING B.V. REINING B.V.
Berend Graaf (42) is our car-park attendant and is
often the first Wagenborg employee our guests
meet during their trip to the island. Berend is
responsible for a smooth traffic and parking
flow. He also keeps an eye on the weather,
because the forecast of a storm means that he
needs to direct all the cars to the upper deck so
they don’t get battered by waves. Berend also
accompanies campers to more spacious spots
and he often lends a helping hand in case of
trouble or a lost car-park ticket.
Captain Gert Jan Verbeek (54) is alternately in
charge of the ‘Oerd’ and the ‘Sier’. Under his
leadership, six employees make sure that you
have a pleasant crossing. Safety is of paramount
importance to Captain Verbeek, and that starts
with a careful and even loading of cars and
To Antje Grevink (32) from ticket sales it does
not matter where the guests come from, as she
understands English, German, Frisian, and the
Groningen dialect. All pretty useful when she
has to gather late passengers to make sure they
still catch the ferry - a job in itself! Antje’s work
demands a lot of flexibility, as she either gets up
at the crack of dawn or gets home late at night.
Everything that happens at the terminal
in Holwerd is the responsibility of Willem
Bierma (46). The Chief of the port office drafts
the rosters of all the employees. During the
summer months this often involves a temporary
replacement due to summer holidays for
colleagues who have school-aged children and
who want to get away for a while. During those
months, you should not be surprised to find
Willem manning the cash register.
Sicco de Vries (37) is a real sailor. Loading and
unloading, carefully directing drivers on board,
checking the lavatories … Sicco is always busy.
He also loads or unloads the luggage with the
famous little trains. En route, he repairs minor
defects of the ship. A varied job in more ways
than one, as his working hours range from
5:45am to 12:30pm or from 12:30pm to 9:00pm.
Nearly two million people pass through our jetties each year ... mostly happy faces;
they are elated, revitalised, and sunburnt! About 90 colleagues on Wagenborg Passenger
Services’ ferries make several crossings a day between Ameland and Holwerd and between
Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog. These Dutch islands are popular holiday destinations for
millions of tourists, so it is high time to meet our colleagues on the jetty at Holwerd.
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