Monday, April 2, 2012

New Freight Agents for German Break Bulk and Heavy Lift Specialists

Aircraft Contract and Increased Cargo Prompts Appointments
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – FRANCE – BANGLADESH – SRI LANKA – Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie used their specialist abilities in the carriage of break bulk and heavy lift freight to obtain a long term contract to transport fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, North Carolina (NC) to Montoir, Port of Nantes St Nazaire. The new cargo has led to the appointment of an agent in the Northern French port and the announcement coincides with the naming of two other key agents by the German line.

The French agency will be handled by Sogebras which will also seek to attract additional local cargo that could be loaded or discharged in Montoir. Meanwhile the increased activity for Rickmers-Linie in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has led to the company making direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo respectively.

Henceforth the agency for Bangladesh will be held by HSR Ocean Trades, located in Chittagong whilst Diamond Shipping Services (Pvt) Ltd, located in Colombo will be responsible for Sri Lankan movements, this company also has a branch office in Galle.

Photo: The Rickmers Shanghai, her decks crowded with luxury yachts.