Martin Rickman
Martin RickmanFlag of Jamaica


Robert Kozicki
Robert KozickiFlag of Poland


Lorna Gooden
Lorna GoodenFlag of Jamaica


Executive Commitee.

Kim Clarke
Kim ClarkeFlag of Jamaica


Mustafa Pepe
Mustafa PepeFlag of Turkey

HAT-SAN Shipyard

Heiko Felderhoff
Heiko FelderhoffFlag of Germany

HF Offshore GmbH

Martin Wirz
Martin WirzFlag of Germany

Kloska Group

Ozan Bektas
Ozan BektasFlag of Turkey

HAT-SAN Shipyard

The history of GSRJ.

German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited (GSRJ) was founded by Peter Harren (Harren and Partner, now Harren Group) and Charles Johnston (Jamaica Drydock, Jamaica Freight and Shipping, Jamaica Fruit and Shipping), who both saw the urgent need for a ship repair yard in the Caribbean area. For many decades, a service team of Harren and Partner had serviced container feeder vessels in the region. Since 2016, the ship repair activities were expanded, after Peter Harren and Charles Johnston teamed up with Kim Clarke, Managing Director of the Shipping Agency Maritime and Transport, and mobile engine repair specialist and international spare part vendor Kloska from Germany, and ship repair and newbuilding shipyard HAT-SAN from Turkey to build a modern, efficient and reliable shipyard in the heart of the Caribbean. Several Jamaican companies and pension funds joined to make this dream a reality: with the arrival of its first Floating Dock in August 2023 the GSRJ Shipyard started operations and has since successfully worked on several commercial vessels, including container ships, tankers, ro-ro and offshore vessels.

Charles Johnston
Charles Johnston (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Peter Harren
Peter Harren (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Project Launch in 2016

Together, the company’s leadership has decades of experience in the maritime industry, in the shipyard industry and mobile repair and longstanding experience in the region. In the following years, several investors joined the company for the development of a shipyard, which allowed for the aquisition of the property in a sheltered area of the harbour of Kingston and the Panamax-size Floating Dock now known as JAM-DOCK 1. Upgrades to infrastruture and workshops are still ongoing, while the expansion plans for a Phase 2 with a second Floating Dock are already in the making.

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    GSRJ Shipyard
    Harbour Head
    Sir Florizel Glasspole Boulevard
    Kingston 17

    Phone: +1 (876) 618-6240 (Jamaica)

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