The Rickmers brothers have decided not to join forces in shipmanagement. The two have been discussing since April a plan to bring the shipmanagement of Rickmers Holding (a Bertran Rickmers vehicle) and E R Capital (controlled by Erck Rickmers) under one roof.
For many years the companies have worked together successfully in ship insurance and ship brokerage.
Rickmers Holding said in a release today it will continue to expand its fleet under third-party management.
Ignace Van Meenen, CEO of the Rickmers Group, explained the objective: ” Currently, we have no plans to merge with other companies. However, if strategic options arise, we will give careful consideration to them.”