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Ernst Russ and Peter Döhle sell Hammonia Reederei

Ness Risan and Partners, a Norwegian investment fund, has teamed with the former owners of Finland’s Containerships Group to buy shipmanager Hammonia Reederei from German shipping stalwarts Ernst Russ and Peter Döhle. No price has been revealed for the transaction.

“With the transaction, Ernst Russ follows its strategy and further focuses on activities in asset investment and asset management in shipping and real estate. Prospectively, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG bundles the fleet’s technical management in-house, however, remains service provider for Hammonia in chartering, crewing and insurance,” the two German parties stated in a release.

Hammonia is a technical shipmanager for bulkers, containerships and MPP vessels and was founded in October 2003 by Peter Döhle and Ernst Russ.

Last November, France’s CMA CGM bought out Containerships.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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