Zeaborn takes five more Rickmers vessels

German heavylift owner Zeaborn has taken another five ships from Rickmers Holding for an undisclosed price.

In February, Zeaborn bought out the business operations and international organisation of Rickmers-Linie. At the time it also bought the 30,000 dwt Rickmers Hamburg – the further five ships announced today are sister ships of this Superflex heavylift vessel.

“The purchase of these five vessels from Rickmers Holding is therefore not only a further commitment to the expansion of commercial activities and of the Rickmers-Line but also ensures independence from third-party tonnage and external influences. With the ownership of the liner service vessels, we are able to ensure the Round-The-World Pearl String liner service for our customers on a sustainable basis”, explained Ove Meyer, managing partner of Zeaborn.

The five ships are the Rickmers Singapore, Rickmers Jakarta, Rickmers New Orleans, Rickmers Seoul and Rickmers Dalian, each with four cranes, having a combined lifting capacity of 640 tons, and are equipped with intermediate decks for optimisable loading capacities.

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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