Bremen-based Zeaborn Group is merging its ship management activities under the new brand Zeaborn Ship Management.
The company is based in Hamburg and is bringing together Rickmers Shipmanagement, which was acquired by Zeaborn in September 2017, and E.R. Schiffahrt, acquired in February 2018. The company started trading under its new name from August 10, 2018.
‘”Two established and experienced partners have pooled their strengths,” Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe, managing partners of the Zeaborn Group said.
“Our international customers will immediately benefit from even greater flexibility and reliability as well as interesting economies of scale – in the area of purchasing, for example. At the same time, the course has been set for dynamic growth.”
The move comes amid ongoing comprehensive consolidation process in the shipping industry which has seen numerous container shipping, tanker shipping and dry bulk companies join forces.
The combined technically managed fleet of the newly formed company currently comprises more than 150 containerships, bulk cargo ships and multi-purpose vessels.
Zeaborn Ship Management employs around 300 people on shore and approximately 4,550 at sea.