Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, which belongs to the Rickmers Group, as the new Technical Manager of two supramax bulk carriers including their crewing. Samudera Indonesia is one of Indonesia’s largest liner companies; besides its container vessels and LPG tankers it also owns two bulk carriers, and has now awarded the technical management contract of these two vessels to Rickmers Shipmanagement.
The Rickmers Group has thus expanded its bulk-carrier management and strengthened the diversification of its fleet in third-party management. 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.
Rickmers Group CEO Dr Ignace Van Meenen explains: “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“.