TugDoc International is specialised in communication and research on tugs, towage, salvage and workboats.


Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands

TugDoc International writes ‘on spec’ as well as on contract. In many cases we can deliver illustrations with text. Through our network we also can deliver a full-range service including graphic design, DTP and copy-editing. Services are performed in either the Dutch or the English language as required. We also perform research and provide consultancy on the tugboat market. TDI Maritime Research & Consultancy and TDI Tugboat Publications are trading names of TugDoc International. TugeZine | all about tugs is our (free) e-magazine.

TugDoc International is owned and operated by Job van Eijk. He has a background in hydraulic engineering, coastal hydrographic surveying, underwater acoustics, sonar operations, quality assurance and operational vessel planning. He also spend time in vessel management and business development for workboats, as well as in- and external communications.


As far as tugs are concerned, he has always had an interest in tugs and for over 40 years has been building a large database of information on tugs and related vessel types and compiled an extensive documentation on the subject including a large photographic collection.


He has been an editor of Lekko Netherlands Magazine and chief-editor of Lekko International, the tug and towage magazine. Written numerous articles on the subjects, published three editions of the famous “Tugs, 3000 hp and over” tugboat register, did editorial work on books and over the years carried out market research on a variety of tug-related subjects on contract basis.