a look into Vroon

Vroon is a diversified international shipping company, with its headquarters located on the estuary of the Westerscheldt river in Breskens (the Netherlands). Today the company operates worldwide and has a fleet of around 165 vessels transporting livestock, dry cargo, containers, automobiles, and clean and dirty oil products, as well as a large fleet of offshore-support vessels.

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.

Vroon companies:

  • Vroon B.V. - Breskens, 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 B.V. - Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • Petrolmar S.R.L. - Genoa, Italy
  • Vroon Ship Management
  • Vroon Ship Management B.V. - Terneuzen, Netherlands
  • Vroon Ship Management Pte Ltd. - Singapore
  • Vroon-Fil Ship Management, Inc.
  • Livestock Express B.V. - Breskens, Netherlands
  • MPI
  • MPI Offshore Ltd. - Stokesley, United Kingdom
  • MPI Offshore B.V. - Breskens, 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. - Breskens, Netherlands
  • Business partners

Vroon B.V. - Breskens, Netherlands

Vroon B.V. is situated in Breskens, the Netherlands. It is the main office, housing a number of head-office and business-support functions, as well as some operational activities.


Marketing, chartering and operations activities for the dry cargo, container and car carrier fleets are coordinated from Breskens, as are the operations of the livestock fleet. In addition, a number of group support and coordination functions are based here, such as HRM, ICT, legal, corporate and insurance support, treasury, controlling, accounting and reporting, QA, HSE, newbuilding supervision, crewing, procurement and technical supervision and support. Furthermore, business development, contracting of new vessels, plus sale and purchase of second-hand vessels are coordinated by staff in Breskens.  


The company employs approximately 125 staff.


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