MWB Motorenwerke Bremerhaven AG is combining its dry dock repair activities with those of Rickmers Lloyd Dockbetrieb GmbH & Co KG.

A new company called German Dry Docks GmbH & Co. KG is being created by combining Rickmers Lloyd Dockbetrieb GmbH & Co. KG and the Ship Division of MWB Motorenwerke Bremerhaven AG. The headquarters of the new company, employing about 100 people, is at Barkhausenstrasse 60 in Bremerhaven.

German Dry Docks boasts four docks of its own and a further 2 large docks in co-operation with Lloyd Werft. As a result, six docks in Bremerhaven’s Kaiserhafen – of up to 38 m internal width, 335 m length and 11.5 m draught above keel blocks - are available to our customers. Our targets are increased efficiency, more flexibility, bigger dock capacities and thus better performance at fair market prices.

The management of German Dry Docks will consist of the Managing Director of Rickmers Lloyd DockbetriebUwe Beck and the current Authorised Officer of MWB Ship DivisionDetlefNünke. They are both successful shipbuilding engineers with many years of ship repair management experience behind them. Docking repair business at both existing locations will also continue to involve the current proven joint personnel team.

MWB Motorenwerke Bremerhaven AG under its Chairman Jürgen Gloystein and 145 specialists will continue to concentrate on its traditional business know-how in the ship drive and energy technology sectors which includes the now increasingly important areas of energy efficiency and emissions reduction.

German Dry Docks GmbH & Co. KG, Lloyd Werft AG and MWB Bremerhaven AG, pledges to co-operate as partners from their Kaiserhafen location for the benefit of all their customers.