Zeaborn Ship Management

Wilhelmsen Ship Management and MPC Capital have reached an agreement to fully acquire Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. This marks a significant step in the partnership of Wilhelmsen and MPC Capital, complementing their joint venture in ship management, Wilhelmsen Ahrenkiel Ship Management, and the tanker expertise of Barber Ship Management. Zeaborn Ship Management, overseeing approximately 100 vessels, operates from offices in Hamburg, Limassol, Singapore, and Manila. Post-acquisition, the unified operations will maintain the brand identities of Wilhelmsen Ahrenkiel Ship Management and Barber Ship Management. Dr. Michael Silies and Michael Brandhoff will jointly lead these activities. Dr. Michael Silies, part of MPC Capital since 2003 and leading Wilhelmsen Ahrenkiel since 2020, joins Michael Brandhoff, who has been the managing director of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. since 2021. The transaction’s completion is anticipated in the first quarter of 2024, pending regulatory approvals. Wilhelmsen Ship Management CEO Carl Schou highlighted the industry’s shift towards consolidation and the necessity for economies of scale and global presence, especially with new regulatory demands. Wilhelmsen Ship Management CEO Carl Schou emphasized the importance of being in the top 10 for significant industry impact. 23-December-2023


Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG controlled bulk carrier was involved in a collision with a vessel under Genco Shipping & Trading control while anchored off Romania. 2016 built ultramax bulk carrier 60K DWT MV Genco Columbia was in motion when it collided with the anchored 2012 built handysize bulk carrier 36K DWT MV R Skywalker near Constanta on the morning of 22 September 2023. MV Genco Columbia had reached the vicinity the previous day, while the Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG operated handysize MV R Skywalker had been anchored since 16 September 2023. MV Genco Columbia hit the forward port side of the MV R Skywalker at a sharp angle. As the MV Genco Columbia was adjusting its anchorage, it made contact with anchored MV R Skywalker, resulting in some denting on its starboard side. Crucially, there have been no reports of pollution or injuries, and the MV Genco Columbia remains fit for sailing. All necessary notifications were made to local authorities, including the classification society and flag state of Genco Shipping & Trading. The MV Genco Columbia is insured through Gard in Norway, while the Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG operated MV R Skywalker is covered by Steamship Mutual in the UK. 26-September-2023


Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG unit Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) agrees to pay $2 million fine for dumping oily bilge and garbage at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) has pleaded guilty to recordkeeping violations associated with dumping oily bilge water and garbage at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) agreed to pay of $2 million for maintaining false and incomplete records on the 1998 built open hatch carrier 50K DWT MV Star Maia, the United States Justice Department said. 23-August-2023


The Singaporean branch of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG has been mandated to remit $2 million as recompense subsequent to the illicit discharge of oily bilge water into the seas proximate to California’s shoreline. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG unit Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) conceded to ejecting in excess of 7,500 gallons of such water from their bulk carrier, MV Star Maia, on a minimum of four distinct occasions spanning June to October 2022. Furthermore, Singaporean branch of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG acknowledged incinerating waste in drums upon the Star Maia’s deck, comprising paper, synthetic materials, and grease-laden cloths, prior to casting these drums into the abyss. Regrettably, Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) neglected to chronicle this combustion or the subsequent disposal in the ship’s official waste ledger, a mandate by law. “Erroneous oil expulsions have the potency to wreak havoc upon our marine biosphere,” articulated acting US prosecutor Andrew Haden of the Southern District of California. “Our unwavering resolve remains to shield our marine expanses through the rigorous execution of pertinent ecological statutes. The present litigation epitomizes this dedication. “In a formal proclamation, Singaporean branch of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG elucidated, “The mariners implicated in these infractions operated outside the purview of the company’s cognizance or endorsement, flagrantly flouting the firm’s protocols. They will undergo suitable retributions in line with their native workforce stipulations.” The statement further elaborated, “Subsequent to bolstering its eco-centric administrative frameworks, the Singaporean branch of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG asserts a comprehensive enhancement in crew edification, supervision, and directive undertakings to ascertain such an episode remains an isolated incident.” 22-August-2023


Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG has triumphantly secured a bid to oversee four handysize geared bulk vessels on behalf of the esteemed Canadian enterprise, Fednav. The distinguished Montreal-based Fednav has gracefully transferred the 2012 built MV Federal Skeena, into Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s care. The identities of the trio of ships destined to augment Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s bulk carriers management repertoire remain undisclosed. Fednav, with its impressive armada of roughly 120 ice-class bulk carriers, articulated that this strategic move is designed to amplify their prowess in delivering unparalleled service for maritime logistics amidst an evolving and intricate nautical landscape. The illustrious bulk carriers, with its headquarters elegantly perched in Hamburg, boasts a formidable presence in Singapore, complemented by additional establishments dispersed across Asia and Europe. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s expertise encompasses the adept management of a diverse range of marine vessels including container ships, bulk carriers, versatile multipurpose ships, and specialized chemical tankers. “We’ve always aspired to be the enduring allies of our patrons, seamlessly assimilating into the fabric of their establishments, commissioned to actualize their vision. Collaborating with Fednav reinforces our trajectory’s precision. With the recent acquisition of the initial ship, the stage is set for us to demonstrate our unparalleled value,” remarked Michael Brandhoff, the esteemed Chief Executive Officer of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. 18-July-2022


Robert Grool is poised to relinquish his position as Chief Executive Officer at the esteemed Hamburg-based Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, effective November 15th. Michael Brandhoff, the present Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s Chief Operating Officer, will gracefully assume Robert Grool’s mantle. Nevertheless, Robert Grool will maintain an influential presence, offering counsel in an advisory capacity until the year concludes. Having steered the helm since May 2019, Robert Grool’s distinguished career includes tenures with industry giants like Vroon, Seaspan, and Wallem. In Robert Grool’s time overseeing operations, it’s been truly gratifying to witness Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG emerge as a pioneering international third-party ship management entity, particularly with its progressive stance on environmental, ESG, and sustainability proficiencies. This undoubtedly enhances Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s commitment to aiding the clientele’s endeavors in decarbonization and emission diminution. 7-November-2021


Formerly known as Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), an erstwhile tanker management branch of the Offen Group, it has been christened anew as Zeaborn Ship Management Tanker (Zeaborn Tankers) by its recent proprietor, the Zeaborn Group. This transition of Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), under the aegis of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG materialized in June, subsequent to an agreement heralded in May. As of November 4, it has begun operations under its new designation. Under the prestigious moniker of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, Zeaborn Ship Management Tanker (Zeaborn Tankers) shall function as a legally autonomous entity, encapsulating all the ship management ventures Zeaborn Group has to offer. In alignment with Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s vision to further amalgamate the maritime sector and to augment Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s stature as a unified, global maritime enterprise, venturing into the tanker management realm was a coherent progression. The adept management and dedicated workforce of Zeaborn Ship Management Tanker (Zeaborn Tankers), coupled with the impeccable fleet and organizational prowess, harmonize seamlessly with the ethos of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. 6-November-2019


The esteemed Hamburg-rooted MPC Capital is uniting with the Bremen-originated maritime enterprise, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, in the realm of commercial ship management. These two prestigious German entities, MPC Capital and Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, are amalgamating their chartering and commercial oversight endeavors under the renowned regional marque, Harper Petersen. Historically, Harper Petersen was a collaborative venture between the non-operational proprietors, Erck and Bertram Rickmers, along with their respective nautical enterprises. This firm transitioned to partial dominion of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG when they acquired Rickmers Reederei. By early 2018, it transformed into a wholly-possessed asset when Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG additionally procured E.R. Schiffahrt and its associated entities from Erck Rickmers. The revitalized collaborative enterprise will preside over upwards of 160 maritime vessels, boasting a cumulative capacity nearing 500,000 teu. These vessels vary in magnitude, spanning from 700 to 8,500 teu. Beyond managing this internal armada, the conjoined entity, MPC Capital and Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, will persist in providing unparalleled competitive shipbroking solutions. 17-September-2019


Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG’s co-founder relinquishes operational roles. Nevertheless, Ove Meyer will maintain his association as the managing partner of Zeaborn Holding. After six years since the inception of the German shipping conglomerate, Meyer has chosen to distance himself from the active management of Zeaborn Group. He has tendered his resignation from the directorial roles at subsidiaries Zeamarine, overseeing more than 80 heavy-lift MPPs, and Zeaborn Ship Management, effective forthwith. In 2013, the enterprise was established with the collaboration of managing partner Kurt Zech and real estate mogul Jan Hendrik Tobbe. Meyer will continue his affiliation with Zeaborn Holding, the umbrella organization for Zeaborn Group. Reflecting on the journey, Meyer expressed, “Over these tumultuous and exhilarating six years, Zeaborn metamorphosed through acquisitions, amalgamations, and subsequent integrations, evolving into a global powerhouse in commercial and technical management.” The helm of Zeamarine is now under the leadership of Chief Commercial Officer Dominik Stehle, Chief Operations Officer Nicki Schumacher, and Chief Financial Officer Michael Dumas, who will also collectively serve as the managing directors. Zeamarine’s inception in 2018 was a result of a collaborative venture with US-based Intermarine, integrating Zeaborn-owned Rickmers Line into its operations. Stehle integrated into the company’s fabric in November. Zeaborn Ship Management’s executive echelon comprises Chief Executive Rob Grool, Chief Operations Officer Michael Brandhoff, and Chief Financial Officer Erik Cruse. Meyer disclosed his intentions to dedicate some months addressing issues that were overlooked in recent years before embarking on fresh endeavors. He acknowledged the exceptional managerial talent that has been a cornerstone during the company’s extensive expansion phase. Notably, the assimilation of Zeamarine, which Meyer oversaw in a proprietorial capacity, progressed at a commendable velocity. Meyer remarked on the propitious moment to recede from the operational forefront. Jan Hendrik Tobbe and Kurt Zech extended their gratitude to Meyer for his unwavering dedication to both Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG and Zeamarine. 20-July-2019


The esteemed German conglomerate, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, has declared the departure of its illustrious co-founder, Ove Meyer, as the chief administrator from all the functional units of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG and its counterpart, Zeamarine, with immediate repercussion. Nonetheless, Ove Meyer will retain his role as the principal partner of Zeaborn Holding. These past half-dozen years have been a riveting and profound journey, wherein Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG metamorphosed, through a series of acquisitions, amalgamations, and subsequent integrations, into a globally-recognized maritime enterprise adept in both commercial and technical spheres. With stalwarts like Dominik Stehle, Nicki Schumacher, and Frank Fischer at the forefront of Zeamarine, as well as Rob Grool, Michael Brandhoff, and Erik Kruse steering Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, a beacon of maritime excellence, was inaugurated in April of 2013 and currently boasts ownership of a fleet comprising 38 vessels. Recently in May, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG undertook a momentous endeavor, expanding its horizon into the tanker domain by procuring Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), the distinguished tanker management offshoot of the Offen Group. 18-July-2019


A celebrated figure in ship management has relocated to Hamburg, taking command of one of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. Rob Grool has assumed the role of CEO for Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, succeeding Holger Strack, who served as the provisional head since the dawn of the year. Throughout his illustrious 39-year maritime tenure, Rob Grool’s repertoire boasts engagements with several esteemed shipping conglomerates, including Wallem, Seaspan, and most recently, Vroon. Rob Grool brings to the fore a distinguished industry nexus, deep-rooted proficiency across all facets of ship management and operations, coupled with vast international acumen and years of leadership distinction. Rob Grool is acclaimed for overseeing clients’ vessels with the discerning perspective of an owner. Through our recent acquisition of Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), the trajectory has been set for Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG to stand as a comprehensive service provider in the ship management domain. 18-May-2019


The esteemed George Youroukos-led Technomar Shipping has secured two post-panamax vessels from the prominent German enterprise, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. Insights from shipbroking connoisseurs reveal that the two exquisite 2004 vessels, forged by Hyundai Heavy, named MV E.R. Santa Barbara and MV E.R. Montecito, have been procured by the Hellenic shipowner at a handsome sum of $15.5 million apiece. This transaction further encompasses a charter stipulation. Over recent months, Technomar Shipping has displayed an escalating interest in augmenting its containership assembly, having assimilated numerous pre-owned vessels from German magnates. 12-May-2019


The eminent Hamburg-based ship management company, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., has recently finalized yet another significant acquisition, elegantly diversifying into the tanker sector by procuring Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), the distinguished tanker management branch of the Offen Group. While the exact valuation remains undisclosed, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s rapid ascent in the industry is evident. Within a mere six-year span since its inception, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. has amalgamated numerous renowned German brands, establishing itself as one of the country’s most prestigious ship owning entities. In assimilating Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG remains unwavering in its strategic ambition to continually unify the maritime sector, whilst broadening its repertoire as a globally recognized, integrated shipping conglomerate. For the Offen Group, this divestiture aligns with their vision of honing their expertise exclusively on post-panamax container vessels. 1-May-2019


The esteemed Zeaborn Group of Germany has elegantly procured the share previously held by New Mountain Capital in Zeamarine. This notable acquisition materialized after the formation of a collaborative venture the preceding year, amalgamating the commercial endeavors of Intermarine, Zeaborn Chartering, and Rickmers-Line, subsequently establishing one of the globe’s most preeminent MPP carriers. After a distinguished tenure spanning over a quarter-century with Intermarine, Mr. Andre Grikitis has gracefully chosen to relinquish his position as the Chief Executive Officer of Zeamarine. In his stead, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s illustrious managing partner, Mr. Ove Meyer, is poised to ascend to this pivotal role. 17-April-2019


Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., the eminent maritime consolidation authority from Germany, endeavors to amplify its global stature as a premier, fully amalgamated shipping conglomerate, poised to benefit from the ongoing struggles plaguing many of its domestic counterparts. Remarkably, over the past six years, Germany has emerged as the most prolific seller of pre-owned tonnage, having divested almost 1,700 vessels between 2012 and 2018’s conclusion. The Zeaborn Group, an illustrious institution, was the brainchild of Kurt Zech, co-founded alongside Ove Meyer and Jan Hendrik Többe in 2013. Presently, the conglomerate operates across four primary sectors: ship ownership, ship management, liner services, and tramp services. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. presently oversees the quintessential MPP fleet worldwide, while also broadening its horizons in the realms of technical and commercial management. In 2017, a significant stride was made into the liner sector with the acquisition of Rickmers-Line. Ove Meyer, the esteemed managing partner of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., concedes that the breakbulk and project cargo shipping markets commenced the year languidly. Nonetheless, a pivotal shift might be looming on the horizon in the latter half of the annum. By Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. CEO Ove Meyer’s assessments, nearly 30% of the global MPP fleet faces the inability to service their debts, with these assets held in financial purgatory by banks, awaiting potential trade. Furthermore, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. CEO Ove Meyer prognosticates the gradual phasing out of pool solutions and operators, given the escalating financial duress on proprietors and operators. This intensifying scrutiny, especially post the Hansa Heavy Lift’s chapter 11 declaration, has prompted customers to raise pertinent questions regarding the carrier’s fiscal health. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. CEO Ove Meyer predicts that the impending consolidation in the MPP sector will perpetuate, especially given the recent unprecedented attrition of industry participants. Over the preceding biennium, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. assimilated fellow German ship management entities – Rickmers Shipmanagement and ER Schiffahrt, seamlessly merging them under the singular banner of eaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. Their combined technologically managed fleet presently encompasses an impressive 150 vessels. Looking to the future, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. CEO Ove Meyer asserts that the firm possesses an unambiguous vision regarding fleet structures and is actively considering acquisitions of younger, pre-owned vessels, including those from the recently insolvent Hansa Heavy Lift fleet. 17-March-2019


The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., a sophisticated conglomerate birthed from the unification of E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement, has gracefully elevated co-CEO Holger Strack to the distinguished role of CEO, entrusting him with the comprehensive oversight of maritime operations. With elegance and dignity, Holger Strack assumes his elevated position as Nils Aden, his co-CEO counterpart, elects to depart from the enterprise by year’s end, in pursuit of fresh horizons. The esteemed Managing Director, Isabelle Rickmers, will similarly bid her adieu to the establishment as May 2019 draws to a close. Earlier this annum, Zeaborn Group elegantly orchestrated the inception of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., following the acquisition of both E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement. Holger Strack made his illustrious entrance through the portal of Rickmers Ship Management, whilst Nils Aden and Issabelle Rickmers graced the company through the auspices of E.R. Schiffahrt.18-December-2018


The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.stands among three patrons behind a nascent maritime tech financier. Situated in the heart of Hamburg, TecPier makes its debut today, enjoying the support of BitStone Capital, Inno Real, and, of course, Zeaborn. Their collective goal is to invest globally in the preliminary financial stages of budding maritime enterprises. The maritime sphere remains one of the few worldwide industries, boasting multi-billion dollar valuations, yet still lags in digital advancement,” remarked the newly-established firm in their press statement. Having meticulously examined over 150 maritime innovators and conversed with a myriad of their visionaries, we discern substantial prospects for the maritime domain, notably in energy conservation, digital marketplaces, and the digital overhaul of processes in the forthcoming years,” shared the co-founding luminary, Johannes Winkler. 2-December-2018


The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. finds itself amidst whispers and speculations from various quarters, hinting at a potential bid for the Oaktree-helmed Hansa Heavy Lift. While inquiries reached the ears of a representative from the Hamburg-based Zeaborn, the response was enigmatic. “Such matters remain within the confines of uncertainty,” intoned the spokesperson, further elaborating,” The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. presently engages in a myriad of discussions to amalgamate the maritime domain.” Hansa Heavy Lift, too, opted for reticence, refraining from substantiating the circulating surmises. The entity boasts an impressive armada, counting 16 vessels under its banner. Inaugurated in the year 2013, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s influence in the multifaceted sector has burgeoned, notably with the incorporations of Rickmers-Linie and ER Schiffahrt. Furthermore, an alliance has been forged with the New Orleans-established Intermarine. 19-September-2018


Rickmers Shipmanagement, based in Singapore, has undergone a transformation, now christened as Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore). For the preceding year, this esteemed entity has been an integral constituent of the Hamburg-established Zeaborn Group, a distinguished pillar of amalgamation in the German maritime sphere during this epoch. Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. has elegantly integrated all its maritime management acquisitions, presenting them under the esteemed moniker, Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore). This conglomerate boasts its primary sanctum in Hamburg, complemented by a prominent Asiatic bureau in Singapore. With stewardship over an impressive fleet of over 150 maritime vessels, predominantly container crafts and bulk carriers, supplemented by a selection of MPPs, the company employs a dedicated cadre of 300 terrestrial employees and a vast seafaring crew approximating 4,550. Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) is now under the proficient helm of Charan Singh. Mr. Charan Singh’s prior engagements include an association with ER Schiffahrt, another prized acquisition by Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore). 9-September-2018


Zeamarine, an illustrious heavylift collaboration encompassing Intermarine, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., and Rickmers-Line, has seamlessly acquired all requisite regulatory affirmations to inaugurate its operations. The formidable alliance anticipates a majestic fleet of over 85 vessels, with projections surging beyond 100 ships by the year’s close. This merger epitomizes the most recent wave of unifications observed within the heavylift/projects arena, a niche in maritime endeavors witnessing a greater amalgamation in recent half-decades than most. Zeamarine encompasses expansion, enhanced client relations, and an unwavering quest to unearth avenues for fortifying the enterprise. 2-September-2018



Zeaborn Group is elegantly amalgamating its ship management endeavors under the sophisticated label of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.. Based in Hamburg, this nascent establishment integrates the venerable Rickmers Shipmanagement, assimilated by Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. in the autumn of 2017, and ER Schiffahrt, annexed earlier this annum. The jointly managed flotilla presently boasts in excess of 150 vessels, an eclectic blend of containers, bulk carriers, and multipurpose ships. On land, it commands a cadre of roughly 300 professionals, whilst at sea, a formidable 4,550 mariners ply their trade. In recent epochs, the maritime realm has witnessed an intricate tapestry of consolidations. The advent of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. heralds the rise of a potent, global force. In the new venture’s leadership helm, Nils Aden and Holger Strack shall jointly preside as co-CEOs. Paying homage to its lineage, Isabelle Rickmers assumes the role of the distinguished managing director. 12-August-2018



The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. persists as a dominant catalyst of amalgamation within the heavylift arena. This nascent, four-year entity has recently formalized an accord to integrate a substantial portion of its enterprise with the Houston-established Intermarine. Maritime Holdings Delaware, the overarching organization of Intermarine, has brokered a collaborative venture agreement with Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. This coalition, christened as Zeamarine, encompasses the transference of assets and operational factions from Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s commercial endeavors, in tandem with Zeaborn-affiliated Rickmers Line and Maritime Holdings’ Intermarine. Stakeholders of the freshly-incorporated Zeamarine have pledged to allocate fresh capital to augment the collaborative venture. Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. shall ascend as the principal stakeholder. This coalition is anticipated to command over 75 vessels, with projections surpassing 100 vessels as the year culminates. The realization of this transaction awaits antitrust approval. The management cadre of the Zeamarine alliance will enlist Ulrich Ulrichs and Nicki Schumacher from Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s ranks; as well as Andre Grikitis, Frank Fischer, and Michael Dumas from Intermarine. The accord encapsulates the unification of vessel armadas, personnel, and a comprehensive global clientele and office nexus. Ove Meyer, the presiding associate of Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., remarked, “Each individual enterprise bestows distinctive merit upon the alliance. Intermarine is renowned for its formidable standing from the United States to South America and stands as a paramount project cargo protagonist from Asia. Conversely, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. contributes a robust stature across European and Asian terrains.” 28-May-2018


The Hamburg-established Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. has annexed an additional enterprise from the esteemed Rickmers lineage, today unveiling an accord to purchase the Hamburg-situated E.R. Schiffahrt from Erck Rickmers. This agreement will bolster Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.’s fleet under its sophisticated and methodical management, surpassing 165 vessels. Concurrently, the entire personnel of E.R. Schiffahrt will transition to Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., elevating its total cadre to an impressive tally of over 5,350 individuals. Additionally, the esteemed Shipbroker Harper Petersen & Co. is encapsulated within this transaction, pending affirmation from antitrust regulators. Nils Aden, the distinguished CEO of E.R. Schiffahrt, shall assume the overarching stewardship for ship management at Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG.. Meanwhile, Simon Aust will persist in his leadership role as the CEO of Harper Petersen. Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe, the visionary managing partners at Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG., opined, “It elates us immensely to integrate a renowned shipping maestro like E.R. Schiffahrt into our corporate fold. It seamlessly aligns with our portfolio, enabling us to refine our offerings for our discerning clientele. Our patrons seek versatility, unwavering reliability, and impeccable transport solutions. This maritime expansion allows us to elevate both the calibre and breadth of our offerings, much to the delight of our clientele. Our ethos remains steadfast: we are a holistic shipping conglomerate, perennially receptive to collaborations and acquisitions. As we navigate ahead, we remain committed to spearheading growth, aided by our lucid organizational blueprint, such as the swift assimilation of auxiliary tonnage and commercial entities.” In the preceding February, the Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. consortium assumed control of the commercial pursuits and global framework of Rickmers-Linie from Betram Rickmers, who subsequently forged an alliance with Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG. to acquire Rickmers Shipmanagement from the beleaguered Rickmers Holding. 4-February-2018