Volharding Group

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Volharding Group
Service providers in marine shipping and inland navigation for vegoils (feed/food), mineral products and clean petroleum products
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Outfitting of new-build hulls (inland barges and small seagoing vessels), repair and maintenance.
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More than 30 years’ experience in shipping and maritime services combined with a personal approach
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Our ships sail from the FARAGD ports (the Netherlands and Belgium) to Germany, Switzerland, Britain, France and Scandinavia
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Our fleet

Our fleet consists of a large number of barges and coasters which is continuously expanding. There are currently 21 inland barges and 4 seagoing vessels sailing under Volharding’s flag.


Our transportation tonnages vary from 800 dwt to 4431 dwt. In 2024, three more inland barges, that can each transport approximately 3000 dwt, will be added to our fleet.

Fleet list

The majority of our fleet comes from our acquisition of Koole Terminals in July 2022. That was also the foundation of Volharding, as part of the Volharding Group. The crews stayed the same after the acquisition, and therefore they have a lot of experience with these barges and coasters, and expertise of the products being transported.

Compliance and certification

Volharding has all the requisite certificates for loading, unloading and compliance.

Here is a summary of our certification:
  • ISO 9001: 2015 

  • ISO 14001: 2015

  • VIHB registration number 540908 

  • NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) registration number 208959


We carry out every project in compliance with the latest legislation and safety requirements. For more information about compliance, please contact us via the QHSSE department at - qhsse@volhardinggroup.com.

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Sailing coverage by inland and marine navigation

Our inland barges and seagoing vessels sail to various places. In addition to the FARAGD area (the Netherlands and Belgium), we also sail to Germany, Switzerland, Britain, France and Scandinavia.


For inland navigation, our sailing area is the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

  • Rotterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Nijmegen
  • Kampen
  • Wemeldingen
  • Zaandam
  • Zaandijk
  • Oosterhout
  • Vlissingen
  • Delfzijl
  • Wormer
  • Wormerveer
  • Dordrecht
  • Gouda
  • Moerdijk
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Ertvelde
  • Brussels
  • Bruges
  • Roeselare
  • Izegem
  • Zelzate
  • Emmerich
  • Emden
  • Spyck
  • Duisburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Neuss
  • Koblenz
  • Frankfurt
  • Mannheim
  • Karlsruhe
  • Strasbourg
  • Lünen
  • Hamm
  • Magdeburg


Our coasters sail throughout north-western Europe, including northern Germany, the UK (east and west coasts), the Baltic Sea and the French Atlantic coast.