Rickmers brothers nix joint shipmanagement plans

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.”



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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