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VT is a reliable, independent tanker
shipping company with a global presence

VT is an independent company with committed employees. Many have been living a maritime existence from generation to generation.

Through innovative and reliable services, VT offers optimal support for transport and bunkering with highly trained personnel and impeccable equipment. VT is mainly active in European waters (ARA area, all Rhine river states and Sweden) and also has operations in Panama, Spain and Oman.

Core Values

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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:

Ensuring the continuous development of our employees so that they are committed to the development of the company, its general safety and its continuity.
Providing innovative solutions for the wishes and needs of our current and future customers, for now and for the longer term, whereby a long-term professional cooperation is of paramount importance to us.
Holding safety as an absolute priority on board, in the office and while carrying out our core activities.
Operating on the basis of integrity, respect and security with a focus on long-term relationships.
Remaining an industry leader in the field of quality and sustainability in the performance of our work.
VT aims to works with strictly selected suppliers and professional partners in that light.

Our Partners

A respected and globally known tanker operator
for more than 100 years.

Progressive VT

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    Van Ommeren brings the Daventria into service. This is the oldest ship that will be brought into VT as the Olst

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    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)

  • 1934


    The Veere comes into service. It is the first VT ship that the owners buy on the joint account

    The VT ships VEERE, OVERSCHIE and OLIEVOS I alongside the ALBLASSERDIJK of the Holland America Line

  • 1940


    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

  • Timeline 1949


    The VT activates 5 new ships into service, the start of a long-term expansion of the fleet

  • 1956


    The VT purchases tank trucks in an attempt to expand its activities

    The tank truck combination of the VT in front of the new office at the Zeemanstraat

  • 1965


    The Voerendaal, the first VT vessel larger than 500 tons, comes into service

    De Voerendaal under construction at the yard of De Groot & van Vliet in Slikkerveer

  • 1972


    The 4,231-ton fuel oil vessel, the Vlissingen, comes into service. It has long been the largest inland tanker in Europe

    The Vlissingen, for a long time the largest inland tanker in Europe

  • Timeline 1975


    The first pool agreement with De Haas-Damco is concluded, laying the foundations for a future alliance in fuel oil transport

  • 1990


    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)

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    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.

  • Timeline 1996


    VT sells the edible oils fleet to Koole and thus bids farewell to its original core business activity

  • 2000


    Johan Groenewold becomes the new director-owner of the VT and immediately focusses on an ambitious new-build program for the fleet

    Johan Groenewold on the Vita, 2002

  • 2009 1


    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

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    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

  • Timeline 2020


    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

  • 2020


    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

  • Timeline 2021


    The Vorstenbosch celebrates its 10-year anniversary, currently with 13,317 tons of capacity still the largest inland tanker in the world

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