The Dutch Trade Company (DTC) is a n infuential interstellar shipping and trade conglomerate within the Finduila Sector. As a business company it works with different kinds of products that are sold for consumers, business or goverment purposes. In addition the DTC ships and exports Dutch products to other intergalactic market using their trade fleet and hyperlane routes. The DTC is government-backed but privately financed company and vital to the Dutch economy and employment of its citizens.
Some accuse the DTC to be a military-political-economic complex rather than a pure trading company but the Board of Directors deny such claims.
Its logo features the golden head and claw of a lion, on the background it displays the Dutch flag and the letters T and C in black, thus forming the DTC.
By 2820, the Dutch Trading Company (DTC) is one of the oldest companies within the First Gigaquadrant. Ever since its predecessors founding on Earth back in 2025, the company has been experts in trade, commerce and shipping. The DTC provided the Dutch Government with the vessels that made them possible to leave Earth in 2089 and star their exodus.
By 2100 when the Dutch reached the Finduila Sector, the DTC was officially formed and ever since dominated and controlled much of the Dutch markets and kept its heavy influence on the Dutch economy. Over the following decades, the DTC expanded, secured their dominant position by 2820 grew interested to enter the economic markets within the Cyrannus and Quadrant Galaxies.
- Board of Import & Export
The Board of Import & Export is the economic section of the DTC, clouded by secrecy it is known that the board invests in new products, concludes company contracts and issues orders for transport and export.
- Hollandia Cruise Line
The Hollandia Cruise Line provides the Dutch people with high standard civilian passenger transports within the Finduila Sector and beyond. Besides controlling the passenger transports, it also acts as a booking agency for holidays for the Dutch.
- Hollandia Fleet Yards
The Hollandia Fleet Yards are one of the most important and profitable department within the DTC, producing most of the vessels seen in the Finduila Sector under Dutch flags. Whether for civilian purposes or for military purposes, the Hollandia Yards deliver quality, reliable vessels for a decent price including maintained contracts. Ever since 2100, it has been producing vessels for the Dutch Military as well.
- Hollandia Shipping Line
The Hollandia Shipping Line is the second most important asset within the DTC and contains the cargo fleet of the DTC. As a major exporter, the Shipping Line operates in many ports within the Cyrandia Cluster, delivering ordered products from the Finduila Sector to its costumers. So far, the DTC does not control any ports outside the Finduila Sector yet.
By 2100, in the early years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands after their arrival in the Finduila Sector the DTC was officially formed by various business man and woman and soon found itself the leading company in terms of shipping materials and goods to the new Dutch colonies of Finduila. Having access to the hyperlanes, the DTC was contracted by the Dutch government to maintain their military vessels and ten years later by 2110 gained the contrat to construct, design and produce new military vessels as well, a contract that still runs in modern times.
For the next decades the company grew as did its influence. Its expansion and desire to construct its own military fleet like the VOC in ancient times, the Dutch government forbade it by law and forced the DTC to partly allow Dutch governmental control over the company as well.
In 2804, when the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus and the Legatus Finduilica conquered the Finduila Sector, the DTC escaped Imperial or Legatus nationalization and remains an independent company. By 2820, the Dutch had finally gained full access to the hyper lanes of the Cyrandia Cluster and began researching the inevitable course of entering the Cyrandia markets as well, much to the dismay of its main concurrent- the Muunivelle Shipping Company. By 2820, the DTC was often hired the trade federation Froramsilia Company Association to ferry cargo and materials across the Cluster, earning a docking port at Matakoro in the process.
- Groot Middelburg
- Notable members
None revealed yet
The products offered by the Dutch Trade Company are listed below.
Using their Hollandia-class passenger transports, the DTC offers luxurious holidays, tempting adventures or explorations wonders across the Cyrandia Cluster. The Hollandia Cruise Liner provides all the luxury people can imagen onboard their vessels, with trained personnel and great food and drinks. It even arranges the visas if required.
- Insured Cargo Shipments and Transport
The DTC offers a high quality and reliable transport of massive amount of goods and materials across the Finduila Sector and the Cyrandia Cluster. All offered transports by the DTC are insured against loss and damage for the demanding party and the Shipping Company can be accounted for that. The transports of cargo is done by the sturdy and reliable Hollandia-class freighters.
- Space Ships
All the space ships of the SSC are produced by the Hollandia Fleet Yards though not are all available for the free market.