• Trimco

    We Provide Safety to Towage

    Trimco - We Provide Safety to Towage

What is Trimco
and what does it stand for?

The name Trimco stands short for TRaining, Instruction and Maritime COnsultancy. The company was founded in 2010 by Dutch Captain Cor de Ridder. Trimco perceives the maritime world from a training perspective, and by enhancing skills and competences already made a large contribution over the years.

We live by our slogan: “We Provide Safety To Towage”, and strongly believe that raising skills and competences over the complete range of disciplines, will ultimately raise the safety level of the entire operation! Weather it is the tug-master, the Pilot or the ship’s captain that needs training / instruction, Trimco can service all.

Our overall product is “ship-handling with tug assistance”. Obviously, that includes several tug-handling courses, but also Pilot and ship’s Master training. We have developed a wide variety of curricula, covering all aspects of ship handling with tug assistance. All courses carry a common thread, but are tailor made to meet pre-set goals and trainee exit levels.

Tug Master training/ instruction

Presently, more and more modern tugs fitted with omni-directional propulsion systems are integrated in the world-wide tug fleet, replacing older tugs with simple propulsion systems…

Pilot training / instruction

Maritime Pilots are professional ship handlers, offering their services to any ship calling on their port. They are responsible for a safe and efficient passage, manoeuvring in confined areas and subsequent berthing / unberthing of all vessels in the area. To do that they make use of all navigational equipment and resources at their disposal, mostly found onboard of the vessel under pilotage…

Our strength is the training of professionals in the shipping industry.

The ship is central, but the human aspects are the beacons that we will never lose sight of.

Training/ instruction of Masters and Chief Officers on sea-going vessels

Another Trimco specialism is ship-handling courses for ship’s Masters and Mates of carriers that due to their size or operation are forced into tug assistance. A large number of incidents can be related to poor ship handling, inadequate communication and overall poor performance of tugs working under pilotage. In many cases the ship’s Master is left out of the bridge team as a result of language issues…

Assistance on choosing the right towage material for the job at hand!

Trimco is regularly called in for consultancy on new developments and strategic choices by various parties. These developments can vary from the choice of type of tug for a towage company, or advice on the preferred way of working on a new FPSO/FLNG project, to setting up a tug service program on a new port area development…

Do you want to know more about our training courses or consultancy?