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Breskens’ sorrow: Zeeland shipping company Vroon goes under after millions loss | Financial

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Rinus van Hootegem.

Rinus van Hootegem.

Breskens – It is one of the largest, oldest and most illustrious Dutch shipping companies. “Wherever you went in the world, if you were a crew member of Vroon, they would look up to you.” Yet seven lean years forced the Vroon family to hand in the keys of its shipping company to a group of banks after 122 years. Paterfamilias Piet Vroon led the maritime company in a shrewd way: “He bought ships very cheaply and sold them dearly.” But ordering too many ships at the wrong time caused Vroon to plummet. And yet: “Not a bad word from me about Vroon.”

Breskens’ sorrow: Zeeland shipping company Vroon goes under after millions loss | Financial
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