Hamburg-based ship manager E.R. Schiffahrt has been appointed by Danish liner giant 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, the German company informed.
The latest contract brings E.R. Schiffahrt’s managed fleet for the world’s largest liner company to nine ships.
“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 eleven-year-old container vessels will be bareboat chartered by Maersk and continue to be trading as Maersk Saigon, Maersk Stralsund, and Maersk Seoul.
As disclosed, the ship management service started on 13 July 2017.
The German ship manager has a fleet of around 80 vessels, 65 in service in the container sector with a total capacity of approximately 350,000 TEU, and 16 ships in bulk segment, the company’s website information shows.