DAP Barging B.V.

For all your European Inland Barging
For all your European inland barging DAP Barging provides the right solution. Product knowledge, expertise and years of experience of the European waterways and harbours means that DAP Barging is perfectly capable of taking care of individual customers’ needs and demands professionally, every time, all the time!

By optimal and tailor made services DAP is able to provide “just in time” deliveries and combined with reliable and professional barge-owners DAP guarantees and efficient and professional delivery of the cargo.


About us

DAP has proven to be a reliable partner in barging for over 15 years. As from the foundation of DAP the LBH group, being a international ship’s agency company, is partner in DAP. The LBH Group, in cooperation with LBH Shipbrokers enables DAP Barging offering logistic services like coaster- and deep-sea chartering, shipping agencies, cargo handling and warehousing, documentation and stock control, which results in one strong logistic chain. The cooperation is based on mutual trust and the intention of reaching an efficient service level.

Our mission

DAP Barging b.v. is conscious of competitive freight rates, good dispatch, professional and reliable – employees and forwarders, who are flexible and committed to any wishes and demands of our customers.



Present water levels

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Working area

A varied fleet of private owned river barges (captain/owners) enables DAP to transport all kinds of cargoes to destinations located at the 51.700 km. official European inland waterways.

Underneath a summary of the relative inland waterways and canals:

  • Dutch and Belgian waterways
  • River Rhine upto Basel-Rheinfelden – Southern Germany
  • German Canals and northern German inland waterways
  • River Mosel and river Saar including French part. and inland canals
  • River: Main, Neckar, Danube


Overview inland navigation map Europe


DAP organizes the entire logistic chain as from dispatch order up to CIF destination of dry bulk materials by river barge on the European waterways. Best practices has given DAP the opportunity to develop a system of logistic solutions. Several millions tons of cargo are being transported by DAP annually. Various cargoes are handled and forwarded throughout Europe like: coal, ore, wood pulp, grain, container etc.

DAP Barging is able to settle German – and French canal dues via several special accounts on an automatic and digital basis. DAP offers worldwide logistic solutions in cooperation with its logistic partners LBH Group and LBH Shipbrokers.


The transport of bulk goods on the European waterways is the first specialty of DAP Barging. Every year about 6 million tonnes are being transported for clients from various industries. There is extensive expertise in the transport of various materials, including coal, ore, phosphates, grains, gravel and feed.

General Cargo

DAP Barging has been familiar for many years with the transportation of general cargo such as steel, non-ferrous products, wood and cellulose. DAP Barging will always charter well equipped barges.

Break bulk cargo

Your break bulk cargo will be well managed by us due to our experience in this niche market. Handling and forwarding of heavy parts like transformers, silos and machineparts. By it’s sheer volume the inland waterway is often the only possible way of transportation.


On a regular basis DAP provides the market with suitable and flexible river barges which are capable to cope with the demands of our customers.




A team of all round specialists are ready to fulfill all your needs and desires.

Dirk van der Plas: Broker/Man. Director(+31)(0)6 53 18 82 18
Joachim Bauer: Broker(+31)(0)6 51 85 53 00
Peter de Rover: Broker(+31)(0)6 10 56 07 13
Rudy Schouten:Broker(+31)(0)6 55 86 06 96

Saskia Rotteveel: Administration
Patricia Langstraat: Administration
Pien van der Plas-Peeters: Administration

Contact Information:

Willemskade 15a, 3016 DK Rotterdam
T +31 10 282 77 88
F +31 10 282 76 55
E info@dap-barging.nl