VT is a reliable, independent tanker shipping company that operates worldwide in both inland and sea shipping while striving for and maintaining the following values:
A respected and globally known tanker operator
for more than 100 years.
De Vereenigde Tankreederij is founded following an initial agreement between Van Ommeren, Pakhuismeesteren, Dipping and Nieuwe Matex
First Supervisory Board: A : Carel Conraad Gischler (Lawyer, Van Ommeren) , B: Pieter Dirk Nicholas Esquire (Director, Nieuwe Matex) , C: Jean Antoine de Monchy (Pakhuismeesteren ), D: Charles Dirk Matthijssen (Director, Dipping)
The Second World War breaks out and Rotterdam gets severely bombed. The VT loses its office and operates in the meagre war years under the watchful eye of the tank cargo center
Rotterdam after the bombings
VT splits from shareholders Van Ommeren and Pakhoed (Pakhuismeesters) and, after a management buy-out, continues as an independent company under the leadership of Bart Fock and Coen Willemse
Coen Willemse (left) en Bart Fock (right)
VT takes over former competitor ánd partner NRB (Nedlloyd Rijn- en Binnevaart ). This cooperation was already in development under Unilloyd Bunkering, developed into Unilloyd Tankrederij, a strategic alliance in the bunker, fuel, and crude oil transport in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Johan Groenewold dies at the age of 62. His son Niels Groenewold succeeds him as director-owner and continues fueling the fleet renewal program.
Niels Groenewold on the Vorstenbosch, currently the largest inland tanker in the world with 13,317 tons capacity
VT becomes active in Panama with the Venray and the Vaals, the first major step in the international bunker market. The Vacamonte will be added to this fleet later
The Vacamonte , VT’s first coaster, active in Panama
Under the Joint Venture Unilloyd (VT and Marlowe Navigation), VT has been awarded the fleet management contract for 40 new LNG propelled bunker vessels from SHELL. The Parsifal project will be rolled out in 3 years with an average of 1 ship delivered per month
VT completes the acquisition of the tanker fleet of Boluda Corporación Marítima (Boluda). The Tanker activities take place in Spain (Barcelona, Algeciras, Ceuta), Gibraltar, The Canary Islands (Las Palmas), Oman and Panama (Balboa, Cristobal). With this, VT strengthens its position in international bunker hotspots with 15 new tankers
Spabunker Veintiuno, one of the Boluda coasters added to VT’s fleet after the Boluda acquisition