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Dockwise Group
Industry Transport
Founded 1993
Headquarters Breda, The Netherlands
Area served
Key people

CEO: Peter Berdowski

Services Heavy Marine Transport
Revenue $399 Million
Subsidiaries Dockwise B.V.
Offshore Kinematics, Inc.

Dockwise Group is a Netherlands based holding company in the marine transport industry.


Dockwise was formed in September 1993 by the merger of two complementary companies, Wijsmuller Transport (a division of Heerema) and Dock Express Shipping (a division of Royal Vopak), becoming the world's largest seagoing heavy transport shipping company.[1] The combined company operated from a new headquarters in Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium. Wijsmuller brought a fleet of seven semi-submersible vessels (Mighty Servant 1, Mighty Servant 2 & Mighty Servant 3 and Super Servant 3, 4, 5, & 6) and four dock-type vessels (Dock Express 10, 11, 12, & 20).[1]

In 2001 Offshore Heavy Transport ASA (OHT) joined the company, adding two heavy transport vessels, MV Black Marlin and MV Blue Marlin.[1]

In November 2010, to service the emerging market for ultra-large transports, such as its Dockwise’s Type 0 heavy lift vessel, it appointed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Korea as its shipbuilding yard. HHI was scheduled to deliver the vessel during the last quarter of 2012.[2][3] Type 0 was renamed the Dockwise Vanguard.

In 2013, Dockwise was acquired by Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Boskalis provides services in Dredging, Inland Infrastructure, Offshore Energy, Towage and Salvage.

Dockwise Shipping B.V.[edit]

Dockwise is an oil & gas service company providing logistical management of large and heavy structures. Key services are Heavy Marine Transport, Offshore Transport & Installation and Onshore Industrial Projects.[4] The company transports various heavy marine structures, such as large production and drilling platforms weighing up to 85,000 tons.[1] The company headquarters is located in Papendrecht, Netherlands.

Dockwise Fleet[edit]