Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Final Death Throes of Famous Shipping Line with Vessel Management Name Change

Singapore Takes Over Traditional German Role
Shipping News Feature
GERMANY – SINGAPORE – In another move which sees an historic name from the world of ocean container freight and conventional cargo shipping disappear, following the sale of the ship management arm of German maritime group Rickmers, Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) has now been renamed Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore). The company has been part of Bremen-based Zeaborn Group since September 2017 and has been trading under its new name with effect from August 30, 2018.

Since August 10, Zeaborn Group has bundled its ship management activities under the new brand Zeaborn Ship Management, which brings together Rickmers Shipmanagement and E.R. Schiffahrt, which Zeaborn acquired in February this year. The Group currently manages more than 150 container and bulk cargo ships as well as multi-purpose vessels, and employs around 300 people on shore and approximately 4,550 at sea.

Besides the headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, the subsidiary in Singapore is the second pillar of the newly formed Group. The Singapore office has been operating since 2007 and complements the Group’s global presence. Zeaborn Ship Management Singapore has been led by Managing Director Charan Singh since June 2018. Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe, Managing Partners of Zeaborn Group, commented:

“We are very glad we could win such an experienced shipping specialist for that position. Charan Singh has an excellent and broad network in Asia and we are pleased that we are now placing our new strong brand in Asia as well.”