Rickmers Group

Business segments

The Rickmers Group operates through three complement but distinct segments: Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Rickmers-Linie.

Maritime Assets  

Through its Maritime Assets segment the Rickmers Group acts as asset manager for its own and third-party vessels, initiates and coordinates ship projects, arranges financing and acquires, charters out and sells ships. The segment also comprises the shipowning companies in the Rickmers Group.

Maritime Services

Through its Maritime Services segment the Rickmers Group provides shipmanagement services for its own and third-party vessels. This includes technical and operational management, crewing, newbuild development and supervision as well as consulting on maritime technologies and services related to ship insurance.


In the Rickmers-Linie segment the Rickmers Group offers global transportation of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes (such as the Round-the-World Pearl String Service) and individual voyages which complement its liner services. The fleet operating in this segment consists of multi-purpose, heavy lift vessels with on-board cranes.