Spliethoff celebrates 100 years

SPLIETHOFF is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The Dutch company started in 1921 as a shipbroking company specialising in forest products from the Baltic Sea region.

The company took delivery of its first new vessel, MV Keizersgracht, in 1946. The company’s fleet grew steadily over the years. Today Spliethoff manages a fleet of more than 50 multipurpose, geared tweendeck vessels.

The wider group, which includes BigLift Shipping and others, manages a total of more than 120 vessels. Over its 100 years the company has remained independent. It is well positioned to continue through the next century and beyond.