Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based company specialising in liner services for the transportation of break bulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has extended its executive board with two new appointments.
Rüdiger Gerhardt has been appointed Managing Director while Ulrich Ulrichs has become Deputy Managing Director.
The company, which forms part of the Rickmers Group, has a history spanning 175 years and currently owns or long-term charters 13 specialist vessels. On demand, Rickmers-Linie also adds further capacity to its fleet through spot charters and specialises in cargo such as yachts, transformers, railways, generators, locomotives and brewery tanks.
Mr Gerhardt is well-acquainted with the Rickmers Group, having worked there since 1978. Prior to accepting his current position, Mr Gerhardt was Director for Human Resources, Administration and Finance and his new role will include heading up the Logistics Services business division at Rickmers Group.
Mr Ulrichs has been in charge of Line Management since 2005 and has been Director of this division since 2008. Both men will remain responsible for their previous business areas. Jan Boje Steffens, Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Rickmers Group, remains President and Chief Executive of Rickmers-Linie.