E.R. Schiffahrt, the Hamburg-based ship manager, has been appointed by Danish Maersk Line with the ship management of three further vessels. The new contract comprises the management of three 8,400 teu container vessels and includes the crew and technical management, as well as additional services relating to safety/security, environmental protection and energy efficiency. With this new mandate, E.R. Schiffahrt increases the managed fleet for the world’s largest liner company from six to nine.
“We are pleased to manage three further vessels for Maersk Line and thus be able to deepen the successful partnership that we started one and a half years ago”, says Nils Aden, CEO of E.R. Schiffahrt. “The new management mandate from Maersk Line confirms our quality approach.”
The eleven-year-old container vessels will be bare boat chartered by Maersk and continue to be trading as “Maersk Saigon”, “Maersk Stralsund” and “Maersk Seoul”. The ship management service started on 13 July 2017.
About E.R. Schiffahrt
E.R. Schiffahrt is a maritime services provider for container ships and bulk carriers. Currently it controls more than 80 vessels in service. The vessels are chartered by leading liner and bulk shipping companies. The company was established in 1998 by Erck Rickmers and employs around 3,000 people on land and at sea. DNV GL awarded E.R. Schiffahrt with its ‘DNV GL Excellence – 5 Stars’ certificate for its exceptional safety, environmental and quality standards. In 2012, E.R. Schiffahrt was the first German shipping company to become a member of the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development. www.er-ship.com