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Our heritage

In 1952 Conoship International was founded as a central design and purchase office for a group of Northern Dutch shipyards. Today we are an independent company and our activities have expanded and we provide designs and services to shipyards and ship owners from all over the world. This year, 2022, marks our 70th Anniversary in the maritime industry.

Let us go back in time...


Conoship is founded

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The exact date (or even year) of establishment is actually unclear; various documents mention different dates. In the Conoship Bulletin of October 1977 the year 1952 is considered to be the ‘year of establishment’. It reads as follows: “The oldest record we..Read more


Formalizing the organization

Conoship_Planting second from the left

The organization is further formalized in 1965 by the establishment of the Cooperative Purchasing Association Coopship.  “At the end of 1965 the decision was already taken to house all of Conoship’s departments in the Oosterhaven premises and to appoint Mr. Planting (…)..Read more


Founding Centraalstaal

Conoship Centraalstaal

“The cooperation within Conoship also led to the members deciding to set up a joint workshop where shipbuilding steel could be centrally pre-finished. On April 13, 1973, Centraalstaal was established in Groningen. Here the construction drawings were made, after which all parts..Read more


Sorry Mr. King


We were digging through the archives of Conoship International, when we found a rather compelling story. This anecdote gives use some interesting insight into the history of our company, and just how much times have changed. The story tells of our early..Read more


Cono Industrie Groep

Cono Industrie Groep Annual Report 1982_cover

Out of Centraalstaal the successful Central Industry Group – CIG – was created through expansion and broadening of activities. However, their fifth year was tough due to the world wide recession as can be read in the annual report: “1982 was our..Read more


Success in series


“Forty vessels, mostly 90 to 160 meters length, were delivered last year by the associated shipyards of Conoship International. By joining forces in Conoship, the shipyards were very successful in obtaining repeat orders for their multi-purpose dry cargo vessels. The vessels were..Read more


Metamorphosis Conoship

Deo Volente

In this decade Conoship sets a new course as is explained in its periodical Newsletter: “Due to the diminishing number of member shipyards (10), Conoship International has implemented a change of business policy. Since the beginning of January 2004, the company has..Read more


Research & Development

MV Ankie and the VentiFoil system

Starting with the development of the ConoDuctTail in 2012, this decade is fully dedicated to further improving fuel efficiency through research and development. Other noteworthy events are winning the KNVTS Maritime Award in 2015 for Walk to Work vessel Kroonborg and in..Read more


Conoship Green Solutions

Netherlands, Europe

The main focus of this decade will be the global energy transition and making shipping more sustainable. With our long history in the design of fuel efficient ships and a proven track record in the development of emission reduction measures for ships,..Read more

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