HCI Capital acquires Ernst Russ

German investment company HCI Capital has added to its burgeoning shipping empire, taking over Ernst Russ, one of the most venerable names among Hamburg’s shipownwers. A couple of months ago HCI became the majority shareholder in another German shipping firm, König & Cie.

Ernst Russ has seven boxships and four roros as well as a strong chartering arm and links to shipyards.



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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