Hamburg, 14 December 2016 – Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, which belongs to the Rickmers Group, as the new Technical Manager of two supramax bulk carriers including their crewing. Samudera Indonesia is one of Indonesia’s largest liner companies; besides its container vessels and LPG tankers it also owns two bulk carriers, and has now awarded the technical management contract of these two vessels to Rickmers Shipmanagement.
The Rickmers Group has thus expanded its bulk-carrier management and strengthened the diversification of its fleet in third-party management. The Rickmers Group has recently also won Westfal-Larsen as a new customer, adding 16 ships to its fleet under management which now numbers 115 vessels.
Rickmers Group CEO Dr Ignace Van Meenen explains: “Our shipmanagement approach is based on a particularly high level of transparency ensured by extensive technical, financial and operational reporting, and supported by our focus on energy efficiency and performance monitoring. This approach provides our customers with immediate benefits and has been independently confirmed by our positive rating by RightShip of 4.7 out of 5 possible points“.
About the Rickmers Group
The Rickmers Group is an international service provider in the maritime transport sector and a containership owner with a global blue-chip customer base. It is represented through its Head Offices in Hamburg and Singapore, in eleven countries and more than 50 sales agencies worldwide. The Group’s business activities are divided into three segments: Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Rickmers-Linie
In the Maritime Assets segment the Rickmers Group is active as Asset Manager for its own vessels and also for those of third parties. The Group initiates and coordinates shipping projects, organises financing and acquires, charters and sells ships. In the Maritime Services business segment the Rickmers Group provides shipmanagement services for its own vessels as well as for those owned by third parties; these services comprise technical and operational management, crewing, newbuild supervision, consultancy and insurance-related services. In the Rickmers-Linie business segment the Rickmers Group operates as a shipping line for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, and additionally offers individual voyages.
Information about the manifold activities of the Rickmers Group is available at www.rickmers.com