24 Jan

trusteddocks.com – the Airbnb for shipyards

The German Shipowner Association has called trusteddocks.com the Airbnb for shipyards. Of course we are honoured by that and we also hope that once we can tell a similar success story than Airbnb.

But what are the similarities between Airbnb and trusteddocks.com for now ?

1. shipyards can offer their services directly to shipmanagers without a middle man.
2. shipyards can receive request for dockingslots and docking tenders via web on 24/7 basis.
3. shipyards get reviews from clients and can show their expirience and happy customers.

What are the difference from trusteddocks.com to Airbnb

1. trusteddocks.com doesnt have a booking system – Contract and terms are negotiated individually
2. trusteddocks.com doesnt have a payment system – payment is also done between the parties directly

So, where are not a 100% Airbnb for shipyards yet – but in times of blockchain and cryptocurrencies this can be a way forward for the next steps in our development.

11 Jan

Show your Company Policies on trusteddocks.com

We think that companies policies are important, and that all shipyards should have them. It is a clear sign from the top management to the shareholders, customers and workers that environmental protection, human rights or anti-corruption is taken seriously.

It is also part of the new online auditing function of trusteddocks, that high-quality shipyards have these policies and show them on trusteddocks.com.

29 Dec

Docking forecasts 2.0 – cherry picking for shipyards

Finding good clients for your shipyard’s drydock was never easier ! With our new visualized dry docking forecast, shipyard sales manager can find vessels that need a class renewal in the next 3, 6 or 12 month.

The colorscheme shows if the vessel needs urgently a drydock facility, or if there is still some time.


We are happy to provide free trials to our premium shipyard members.

27 Sep

shipyard events – what goes in – must go out !

Beside having the biggest database of shipyards worldwide, trusteddocks.com also has a partnership with our friends from vesseltracker.com. By matching vesseltracker.com outstanding ais coverage with our shipyard database we are aware of almost every actual docking in realtime happening worldwide.

This information can be used to see which ships are calling which shipyards and also give us valueable information about utilization and usage of specific shipyards.

With our event generation technology, we cannot only see ships sailing into a shipyard, but also leaving a shipyard and so we can calculatio average duration of shipyard visits and compare them for benchmarking purposes.

 

19 Aug

trusteddocks.com at Maersk Tankers Hackathon in Copenhagen

We are very proud to be invited to participate at the Maersk Tankers Hackathon this week in Copenhagen.

Dachen, Max and Carsten will be there and we are trying to develop a cross plattform mobile app for trusteddocks, which will be available free of charge for Android & Iphone later this month.

The app should help superintendents, captains and fleet managers to find shipyards or workshops in emergency situations.

If you are in Copenghagen and you want to meet with us, to talk or for a coffee or beer – just contact us via email oder contact page.

16 Aug

shipyard agents are welcome !

Since we started trusteddocks.com in May this year, we got many concerns and complains from shipyard agents who fear that we want to kill their business and drive them out of the market.  But this is not our aim. We think that agents are important for this business, but maybe the scope of work will change a bit over time. Client oriented , open minded agents, with an understanding of technology and digitalization are needed more than ever.  trusteddocks.com was founded to bring more transparency in the market, make the selection, quoting and decision making process more transparent and more efficent. We think that shipyard agents will play a very important role in that process and thats why we  want to work together with agents that are thinking forward and believe that  digitalization can be benefical and is not a threat. We also think that trusteddocks.com can help shipyard agents to find more clients for the shipyards they represent and finally we can also help them to claim commissions from shipyards with our ais monitoring capabilities. These are all good reasons to work together with trusteddocks.com

As a first step, we have developed a directory of shipyard agents, where agents can list their business and also mark the  shipyards they represent.

As a second step, we want to work together with a limited number of agents, so that our users can be guided and get help from agents if they want and need this help. Costs and commissions are shown and listed in a transparent way.

So, if you are a shipyard agent and you see the opportunities for your business to grow, please contact me via linkedin profile or via our contact page. I would be happy to get in contact with you and discuss the posibilities that trusteddocks.com can offer to you.

 

12 Jul

Deviation Costs – distance matters when selecting a shipyard !

When shipmanagers are in the process of evaluating a shipyard, one of the important factors is the distance the vessel has to sail before it reaches the shipyard. If the distance of the last port of discharge or the next port of loading is short, it is much better for the pockets of the owner than if the vessel has to do a long journey without cargo and income before reaching the docks of the repair yard.

Calculating the distance and the costs of deviation is now simpler than ever, because trusteddocks.com has developed the world first cost of deviation calculator for shipyards.

https://www.trusteddocks.com/deviation-costs

With this tool you can check difference between 3 selected shipyards when not logged in, if you are registered trusteddocks.com user, you can check distance for up to 10 shipyards.

This service was created with searoutes.com and the usage of the searoutes.com api, and perfectly shows how this two projects are working together.

Please use the tool and give us some feedback, for further improvements.

You also can contact us if you have similiar ideas or need help for searoutes.com or trusteddocks.com integration.