Van Weelde Shipping Group

The Rotterdam-based Van Weelde Shipping Group is an integrated shipping company involved in ship owning, chartering, shipbroking and ship management. Apart from the shipping activities, the Group is involved in commercial real estate in the Netherlands. We invite you to visit the websites of the different Van Weelde companies.

Orient Shipping Rotterdam

Orient Shipping Rotterdam is a commercial shipping operator active in the Handy,and Handymax dry bulk segments and responsible for the chartering and operations of our owned- and chartered-in fleet.

Van Weelde Chartering

Van Weelde Chartering is a shipbroking company specialized in dry cargo- and reefer chartering. As a leading Dutch shipbroker, VWC fixes tonnage worldwide with both domestic and international clients.

Van Weelde Properties

Van Weelde Properties is responsible for our investments and our participations in commercial real estate projects in The Netherlands.

C.S.C. Manila Inc.

C.S.C. Manila is an ISO-certified manning agency duly licensed by the Philippine authorities to provide trained and qualified seafarers of all ranks for ocean-going vessels.


1964 – Wally van Weelde, together with his brother Hans van Weelde, founds ‘Van Weelde Bros. Shipping’ (‘VWBS’) in November 1964, with a small office in the ‘Scheepvaartkwartier’ in Rotterdam. Initial focus of VWBS is on shipbroking, freight contracting and time chartering of dry bulk short sea vessels.

1974 – The VWBS fleet grows substantially with on average 35 vessels simultaneously on charter. And the charter fleet transforms from a short sea fleet more and more into a Handysize fleet.

1998 – VWSG, establishes CSC Rotterdam for the coordination of its ship management activities.

2000 – VWSG starts a cooperation with CSC Manila for its exclusive crewing activities for the VWSG fleet and for third parties.

2008 – VWSG moves from the Coolsingel in downtown Rotterdam to the current head office in Capelle aan den IJssel.

2014 – VWSG establishes CSC Crewing with offices in Flushing (NL) and Lithuania for its crewing activities for the VWSG fleet and for third parties.

2019  – VWSG celebrates its 55th anniversary.