Vroon .... connecting markets


Vroon provides seagoing transportation services and engineering & support solutions that are reliable, sustainable, cost effective and enable its customers to be successful.


With headquarters located on the estuary of the Westerscheldt river in Breskens (the Netherlands), the company employs about 4,000 professionals in offices around the world and on board a diverse fleet of approximately 200 vessels. Vroon is active - through various subsidiaries and under different brand names - in the following business segments: livestock carriers; offshore-support vessels; offshore installation, maintenance and engineering services; dry-cargo vessels; container vessels; product/chemical tankers; asphalt/bitumen tankers; car carriers and vessel-management services.


In the second half of 2016 the company's offices in Breskens, Terneuzen and Barendrecht will relocate to new premises in Breda, the Netherlands.

The company is privately held by the Vroon family and currently managed by its fourth generation. Founded in 1890, the company originally exported agricultural products to England, France and Belgium while importing coal into the Netherlands. However, after World War II the company recognised the opportunities in transportation and changed its focus from trading commodities to owning and managing vessels.


Vroon attaches great importance to its Vision and Mission, Core Values and Culture which provide guidance to all staff at sea and ashore. In 2015 the company joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).  MACN is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.


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Vroon companies:

  • Vroon B.V. - The Netherlandsselector
  • Vroon Offshore Services
  • Vroon Offshore Services B.V. - Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Vroon Offshore Services Ltd. - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Deeside Crewing Services Ltd. - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Vroon Offshore Services Srl. - Genoa, Italy
  • Vroon Offshore Services Pte Ltd. - Singapore
  • Iver Ships
  • Iver Ships B.V. - The Netherlands
  • Iver Ships Srl. - Genoa, Italy
  • Vroon-Fil Ship Management, Inc.
  • Livestock Express
  • Livestock Express B.V. - The Netherlands
  • Livestock Express Pte Ltd. - Singapore
  • MPI
  • MPI Offshore Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Offshore B.V. - The Netherlands
  • MPI Workboats Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Equipment Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Manpower Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Consultants Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Contractors B.V. - The Netherlands
  • Business partners

Vroon B.V. - The Netherlands


Vroon B.V. is situated in the south of the Netherlands. The Company's offices in Breskens and Terneuzen house a number of head-office and business-support functions, as well as some operational activities.


The following activities are coordinated from the Breskens head office:

  • Legal and corporate affairs;
  • Insurance and claims handling;
  • Treasury and controlling;
  • HRM and QHSE;
  • Newbuilding supervision, crewing and procurement;
  • Business development, contracting of new vessels and sale & purchase of vessels.


The following activities are coordinated from the Terneuzen office:

  • Marketing, chartering, operations and technical supervision of the dry-cargo, container and car-carrier fleets;
  • ICT, accounting and reporting.  


The company employs approximately 100 staff.


In the second half of 2016 Vroon B.V. will relocate to new office accommodation in Breda, the Netherlands.


Read more about Vroon B.V.’s fleet, news and how to contact us, or check out current shore-based vacancies.