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The Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group is one of the largest ship management companies in the Netherlands. The group consists of Spliethoff and her subsidiaries BigLift Shipping (heavy lift), Sevenstar Yacht Transport (yacht transport), Wijnne Barends (short sea) and Transfennica (liner service).

Since the establishment in 1921, we built a reputation within the industry as a reliable, resourceful and dedicated shipping partner with a wealth of experience. The Spliethoff Group plays a leading role worldwide in the transport market for forest products, projects, super heavy-lift, general cargo and yachts. 

The Spliethoff Group manages a large and modern fleet of well over 100 multipurpose, heavy-lift and ro-ro vessels ranging in size from 2,100 to 23,000 tonnes. The Spliethoff Group managed vessels have 1A  Ice Class and several even 1A SUPER. They all sail under the Dutch flag.
To ensure its customers have access to the latest technology in shipping the fleet is constantly  being renewed. Recently four F-type vessels and six M-type vessels were added to the fleet.

The Spliethoff Group endeavours to minimise its vessels’ environmental impact by limiting their emissions of SOx, NOx, soot (fine particles) and CO2, by cleaning waste and ballast water, by doing the utmost to prevent oil spills and by following a strict waste management plan. The Spliethoff Group has high standards for design, maintenance and operation of the vessels, and the training of the crew, which guarantees a minimal environmental impact. Read more on our environmental policy.  


The highly trained personnel in our global network offices, onboard our ships and in ports all over the world is dedicated to maintaining our high standards. Their expertise enables us to offer our clients quality services ranging from optimum stowage plans to on-the-spot supervision of complex cargo operations.