Commercial Ships

At EMDEN DOCKYARD we see Commercial Ships as any vessel that can carry cargo commercially, be it bulk ore or grain, containers or dredged mud. After more than 110 years of building, repairing and refitting vessels of these types this segment of the maritime world holds no secrets to our experienced team of workers and project managers.

1700 TEU container ship

Specialised in Repair

From the very beginning of its business, the Nordseewerke Shipyard, predecessor of EMDEN DOCKYARD, was also active in the field of ship repair, or more precisely, repair of commercial ships. For many years the smaller ship repair division made a living in the shade of the much larger new-building branch which at its peak employed over 5,000 workers. This situation only changed in recent years with the slow demise of large scale new building of commercial ships in Europe and when EMDEN DOCKYARD was set up as a pure repair dockyard.

A broad portfolio

Now, the repair and refit of commercial ships of all kind are our “bread-and-butter-product”. It is the largest segment of our repair portfolio and comprises of multi cargo vessels, container ships, hopper dredgers and tankers. We conduct all necessary works for class renewal. And we carry out steel works for hull repairs and are responsible for the paint works.

Ein umfangreiches Portfolio



Our extensive facilities make vessel repairs and overhaul a straightforward one-stop operation. Two floating drydocks, a graving dock, extensive hard standing space, several large to extremely large refit or construction halls, workshops specialising in every aspect of shipbuilding and repair and 1.5 kilometres of available quay, guarantee a flexible result for any project.

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Our highly skilled personnel with extensive ship building and ship repair expertise ensure competitive pricing and quick turn-arounds. For us, service is not just a guiding principle, it is elementary to how we do business. We focus on the individual wishes of our customers and seek to ensure an active and long-lasting partnership.

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Our highly qualified engineers at EMDEN DOCKYARD guarantee that each job carried out complies with the most stringent standards of all major classifications societies.

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