Three German Shipyards Form Alliance

Image Courtesy: German Dry Docks

German Dry Docks (GDD), BREDO Dockgesellschaft (BREDO) and Mützelfeldwerft plan to form a shipyard alliance under the umbrella of the German Dry Docks Group, starting from February 1, 2017.

The shipyards will preserve their independence and continue to trade in the market with their names, according to GDD.

The aim of the alliance is “to harmonize the business segments with a cross-site dock planning.” According to GDD, the shipyard alliance will be able to offer repairs in Germany at the same prices but with more service.

“Each shipyard has had to reject orders in the past when its own docks were occupied. Together, we are now able to offer a higher dock capacity and react directly to fluctuating workloads at the sites,” Dirk Harms, Managing Director at BREDO, said, adding that the companies are establishing a link between the rivers Weser and Elbe with the new partnership.

In addition to the shipyard alliance, the German Dry Docks Group also includes MWB Power with the motor services division as well as German Ship Repair and Rotterdam Ship Repair with its business segments harbor and voyage repairs.

GDD operates five docks in the Kaiserhafen in Bremerhaven, BREDO four at its location Fischereihafen in Bremerhaven and Mützelfeldtwerft one in the Amerikahafen in Cuxhaven.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

DSM17

Donsö Shipping Meet 2017 is an all inclusive exhibition. Meals, electricity, meeting schedule and banquette dinner is included…

read more >

TOC Europe

TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers…

read more >

Marine Philippines 2017

The 4th edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE 2017, SHIPBUILD PHILIPPINES 2017 and OFFSHORE PHILIPPINES 2017 is the only specialized Shipbuilding…

read more >

Bunkering Week 2017

IBC’s biennial Bunkering Week is back with its successful series of 3 co-located events: 8th Bunkering in Asia, 4th LNG Bunkering and EMTECH: Ship Emissions Technology Conference.

With a proven track record of bringing together top decision makers from various industry sectors, this remains the go to event for ship owners, fuel suppliers, traders and technology solution providers. Get in-depth and detailed market insights from experts who are taking the decisions, assess peer strategies and give shape to your own in this unrivalled gathering of shipping and marine fuel industry leaders.

Key Highlights for 2017:

* 3 Co-located Conferences

* 12+ Hours of Networking Time

* In-depth Review of Shipping Markets by Segment

* Ship Owner Positions on Emissions Compliance Scenarios

* Pricing Differentials and Availability across Different Fuels

* Technology and Analytics in Fuel Management and Emissions MRV

More info

read more >