Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, part of Rickmers Group, as the new technical manager of two Supramax bulk carriers including their crewing.
Samudera Indonesia currently owns three dry bulk carriers, the 57,700 dwt Sinar Kutai and Sinar Kapuas, both built in 2011, and the 1998-built, 8,911 dwt Sinai Kudus.
Rickmers Group CEO Dr Ignace Van Meenen said: “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.”
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.
PT Samudera Shipping Services, part of Samudera Indonesia, provides services to the industrial shipping segment, especially to the liquid chemical industry, oil and gas and bulk cargo (liquid petrochemical, petroleum and bulk shipping).
Apart from bulk carriers and oil and chemical tankers, Samudera Indonesia owns container vessels, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers and offshore support vessels.