Duncan Tait, ST Shipping
“Dryad Maritime’s unique and resourceful approach to alleviating the risks posed to our organisation and our owners has been successful, robust and recompensing. Dryad have a profound understanding of maritime commercial and operational needs and have the flexibility and impartiality to enable us to capitalise on today’s uncertainties with emphatic insight. The opportunities garnered through our association with Dryad, together with the cost saving benefits and organisation-wide confidence in our risk mitigation strategy make Dryad Maritime an integral part of our operations.”
Sara Gillingham, Western Bulk
Western Bulk group has on many occasions called on the resources of Dryad Maritime Intelligence for maritime risk assessment, routing advice and their vessel safety monitoring service. Dryad have provided a high level of personal service, an awareness of time-urgent matters and are friendly yet always professional. As both owner and time charterers of dry bulk tonnage we welcome their professional evaluation of maritime risks and neutral intelligence advice with up-to-date information. We have also been pleased by their pro-active follow-up of vessels entering high risk areas and the effective use of their feedback from them for intelligence purposes. We have also used Dryad’s Resource to Requirement service (R2R), and have found their quotes competitive and the teams highly professional.
Soren Huscher, Norient Product Pool
We had for some time been looking to solve the challenge concerning the risk assessment. We consulted various service providers and found Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service to be the best alternative with regards to reliability, response time, accuracy and cost. The guidance we obtain from Dryad, which may be instant phone advice as well as written reports, provide us with a reliable tool on the basis of which the head owners of our commercially managed vessels, are able to make an informed decision with regards to the safety aspects of entering a port in eg. West Africa, a Gulf of Aden passage or even a different third option. It makes our dialogue with the head owners easier and it shows them, as well as the crews onboard, that we do not take the question of their safety lightly. The fact that Dryad monitor all our vessels and alert us when they approach potential risk areas, provide comfort to everyone in the chain.
Lars Lundegaard, Norden
During frequent trading of our vessels to hot spots of the world, the advice, early warning and thorough guidance delivered to the Company for planning and execution purposes, as well as to our Masters on a daily basis whilst transitting in the areas, has proven invaluable and allowed Norden to plan operations prudently with the benefit of true intelligence, and ultimately trade safely world wide. Furthermore, the effect on our officers as they benefit from knowledgable advice on which they can base their decision making continue to be of real value to Norden.
Hans Bouman, Burgess
Burgess highly values the intelligence products and services Dryad provide to our fleet of super yachts. Their support has kept our vessels away from harm when transiting high-risk areas such as the Gulf of Aden. We would recommend Dryad to anyone in need of maritime intelligence services.
John Thompson, Ambrey Risk Limited
At Ambrey Risk we believe Dryad have the best maritime intelligence capability in the market. They provide access to a wide pool of information, blended with expert analysis on a 24/7 basis. They provide an excellent and essential service to the international shipping community.
Dan Hooton, Spearfish Maritime Security Ltd.
Spearfish have used Dryad on many occasions for the best maritime intelligence product on the market today. Their experienced team is on call 24/7 to provide us with up to the minute assessments on the current piracy threats we are dealing with. We insist all our teams deploy with the latest Dryad intelligence – they are an integral part of our operations.
Scott Lidbeter, Veritas International Consultants Ltd.
Dryad’s expert support services are an essential part of our commercial offering. By their very nature, all of our assignments have implications for our clients’ safety: our meticulous approach to mission planning is based on the delivery of timely, accurate intelligence and focused maritime doctrine from Dryad, critical elements in delivering superb operational capability worthy of our Special Forces heritage. Veritas thoroughly endorses Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service as a first class provider of maritime intelligence and counter piracy planning doctrine.
Russell Stockil, YCO
We have had business dealings with Dryad Maritime for 2 years now and have not found another provider of this service to match the high standards set to date. Dryad provides comprehensive information in a format that the layman can understand and use, to better protect the assets that we manage and in some cases prevent deadly situations from arising. We are very happy to continue using the marine security information and analyses provided by Dryad and would not hesitate to recommend this company for the recognition that it deserves.
Wayne N. Collins, McMunn Associates Inc.
Today’s fast-paced global maritime security environment requires trusted international partners to ensure accurate information is available at the precise moment critical investment and operational decisions are made. Dryad Maritime is one such trusted partner. They have repeatedly demonstrated keen insight into internationally sensitive maritime matters, nimbly responding to McMunn’s time-sensitive information needs and providing assessments essential to our clients’ understanding. We value their integrity in this important arena.
Paul Wiebes, Shore Offshore Security
In the field of maritime intelligence Dryad is without doubt the best the industry has to offer. Our mission is to prevent instabilities at sea, to save and to protect the lives of people and shore and offshore properties all over the world. The way that Dryad Maritime provides their services fully supports that mission. Not only their 24/7 services, and their thorough knowledge of the area we operate in but also their personal and pragmatic approach to the needs of our clients makes them a strong partner to rely on. We will recommend Dryad to all of our clients without hesitation.