More than 50 years of knowledge and experience
The origin of ZwaansDelta Barging BV dates back to 1958, when four family members decided to combine their individual inland barging activities, thus establishing Zwaans van den Heuvel Tankvaart.
The result was an inland barging fleet that, at that time, was specialised in the transport of heavy fuel oil, bitumen and clean mineral oil, which was expanded in subsequent years to include barges for transporting bunker oil to supply sea-going vessels.
Then, the first inland navigation barge was constructed in 1967 for the transport of liquid sulphur.
A collaboration was begun in 1997 by the same company with the former Olie Transport Delta (OTD) BV, which changed its name to OTexDelta BV after a merger with Otex Olietransport, in 2002.
By then, both OTD and Otex had been active in the inland barging business for more than 40 years.
After all other activities had been placed in OTexDelta in 2008 and Zwaans van den Heuvel remained active only in the transport of liquid sulphur, this situation eventually led to the formation of the current company, ZwaansDelta Barging, in 2015:
The company has a modern fleet of double-hull inland barges that are used for the dedicated transport of black products, as well as liquid sulphur.
Owned and chartered barges
As a shipping company and freight forwarder, we have grown into a company with a large modern fleet of double-hull barges. This combination of our own barges and chartered barges enables us to be flexible and capable of satisfying all of our customers’ requirements.