29 Jun

Write reviews for your shipyards and tell us your experience!

Restaurants, hotels, plumbers, doctors – everything is listed and rated on online portals like tripadvisor, yelp or Angies List – but shipyards are not !

We are not sure what the reason is, but it seems, that especially the big shipyards are scared to ask their customers for their opinions and to publish them afterwards.  Shipyards agents also dont really care – we wonder why.

Today we have launched a review system, so that shipyards can rated and reviewed. But also shipyards can invite shipmanagers & owners to get ratings to evaluate their quality to become better and better over time.

In principal the review system has three sections:

A. Specification of vessel & work

here the Ship and the work is specified

B. Quality Review

This is the main section, there are 10 categories where shipyards can be ranked from 1 (worse) to 5 (perfect)

 C. Privacy of the review

This is a serious part for us – we don’t want that one bad reviews destroy the reputation of a company. Therefore the reviews are first shared between the shipmanager & the shipyards when they are bad. After escalation / deescalation the shipmanager can decide to change his mind or to keep the review private or to publish it to everyone.

If you are a shipyard manager, and you want that your  repair or maintenance work is validated by your clients, please get in contact with us, so that we can provide you the rating tool free of charge. We are also happy to explain it to you and make it work.

If you are a shipmanager or shipowner, and you want to give quality ratings to shipyards, please also get in touch with you us, so that we can give you the necessary tools for your work.

Of course we are also happy to receive your feedback and we are also looking forward to discuss with your needs and demands.

15 Jun

German Television reports about the bad business practice of German shipowners

When it comes to shipbreaking its all about money. Ethics,  sustainability human lives ? – who cares in this industry ?

The German Television yesterday showed a documentary about the evil practices of German Shipowners when it comes to ship breaking.

trusteddocks.com wants to supports those shipbreakers who act according to standards and take care for human rights, sustainability and environment protection.


22 May

TaDa the artifical shipyard agent is starting to work next week

Although – she is very young – she has already 5 years experience in the shipyard market. She as analyzed thousands of dockings & shipyard visits and she knows exactly which ships has chosen which shipyard in the past.

From this knowledge base, TaDa can give recommendations which type of ships, at what age should use which shipyards in a specified sailing area.

Please contact us, when you want TaDa to work for you – she works free of charge and is always available.

18 May

why are there hotels and airports on trusteddocks ?

Welcome to the hotel of California was one of the biggest hits in the 70s. But, the Eagles were not  superintendents and i am also not sure what they had in mind when they wrote this famous song. Anyhow, hotels and airports surrounding a shipyard are important for those people who go there to do their work. And it is always nice to have a clean bed and maybe a cold beer after work, than to be in a dirty place in the middle of nowhere. So check out the surroundings before you end up in the wrong place !

09 May

what do fleet superintendents and Crowded House have in common ?!

Weather with You” was one of the greatest Hits from Crowded House in the 90s. But not only the Australian Rockstars are surrounded by the weather – vessels in shipyards have the same issue.

Thats why fleet superintendent should care about weather conditions and climate zones – because there are situations where some special work can´t be done. There are also extreme conditions where shipyard cannot be reached or left.

Paint work, especially in tanks, can´t be done if the humidity is higher than 50-60%. But also hull paintings need dry and not so cold or hot enviroment to achieve good results.

We also know about ships that couldn´t leave their shipyards because of heavy ice during the winter season in the Baltic sea.

Because of this, trusteddocks has integrated weather statistics for all listed shipyards, so our users can have a look into the weahter statistics and forecasts before they decide which shipyard to use.

And, of course – having a cold beer in the sun, after a hard day of work, is never wrong.

24 Apr

drydocking candidates in 2017

www.trusteddocks.com does not only help shipyards to list their facilities and show their equipment to shipmanagers and shipowners – it also helps sales people from the shipyards to get in contact with prospects and potential clients. So, trusteddocks.com helps them to get the right customers with the right ships into their drydocks.

Our function dry docking candidates list all vessels that are due for a class renewal in the next 6-24 months in their sailing areas. In 2017 more than 1.400 vessels above 100 meters need to get their five years class renewals in specific sailing areas and they will all need to get a shipyard for dry docking.

If you are a sales manager of a shipyard and you want to use our big data technology to find more and better clients, please register on www.trusteddocks.com or get in touch with us !

15 Mar

Week no. 2

Week 2 of trusteddocks.com being online has just begun and we have already attracted the attention of various people within the maritime industry. Thus it confirms our analysis that the demand for online solutions in the technical maritime industry is clearly at hand, irrespective of shipyards, shipowners, participants from the supply industry or even other marine-related parties.


The trusteddocks.com-team is currently working heavily on the add-ons that will be available in near future. We will offer some really interesting add-ons available for premium users with huge value added for the daily business and for approaching potential customers better and easier than ever before. With the great intuitive user experience of the platform and wide range into the maritime industry, your next clients will be just one click away.