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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

Dockwise B.V.
Dockwise Yacht Transport LLC
Offshore Kinematics Inc.

Ocean Dynamics LLC.

Dockwise Ltd. is a Bermuda-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.

Group structure[edit]

The Dockwise group comprises four global companies that provide specialty heavy marine transport services. The companies are Dockwise B.V., Dockwise Yacht Transport LLC, Offshore Kinematics Inc. and Ocean Dynamics LLC.

Dockwise 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 vessels from yachts of 10 tons in weight, to a large production and drilling platform weighing up to 73,000 tons.[1] Since 2001, the company headquarters has been in Breda, Netherlands.

Dockwise Yacht Transport LLC[edit]

Since 1987, the company has transported over 9,000 motor and sailing yachts to various destinations around the globe with an exclusive boat transport service.[5] Semi-submersible Super Servant 3 & 4 and MV Explorer were joined in October 2007 by the world's first specifically built yacht motor vessel, the 209m Yacht Express.[6]

Offshore Kinematics Inc.[edit]

Offshore Kinematics Inc (OKI), based in Houston, Texas, provides a full range of services for Floatover projects. OKI specializes in the analysis, design, and testing of Leg Mating Units (LMU)and Deck Support Units (DSU) for the offshore industry.[7]

Ocean Dynamics LLC[edit]

Ocean Dynamics LLC (ODL) was acquired by Dockwise in July 2007. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas and specializes in engineering and consulting services to the offshore industry. ODL specializes in the analysis, design, and installation of various offshore structures both fixed and floating.[8]

Dockwise Fleet[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "About History Dockwise". Dockwise. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
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  4. ^ "Exceptional Transport Management". Dockwise. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dockwise Yacht Transport". Dockwise. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yacht Delivery - Meet the Yacht Express". Dockwise Yacht Transport. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Offshore Kinematics". Dockwise. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ocean Dynamics LLC". Ocean Dynamics. Retrieved 17 November 2010.