Vof Devanci is a family company that was founded by Johan and Greetje Sipsma in 1991 with the name vof Sipsma-Zwiep. From there, the company grew into an inland waterway transport company with three ships. In 2010 the company’s name was changed into vof Devanci. In 2018, Devanto B.V. was founded, after a fourth ship was added. Vof Devanci and Devanto B.V. work together fully.
The three ships of vof Devanci each have their own name. Each of us has thought of a name for his own ship. The ship names all have a fitting meaning.
Avanti translated from Italian means: ahead/onwards
Desafio translated from Portuguese means: challenge
Andamento translated from Italian/Portuguese means: moving forwards/improvement/going
The company name Devanto is a result of the combination of the ship names: Desafio-Avanti-Andamento. Devanto translated from French means exceeding/getting ahead.
Since 2020 we have been working with shipping company Casado in Andesto B.V. the company name Andesto is a combination of the ship names Andamento-Desafio and Vadesto and has no further translation.