Enhancing maritime values since 1834
How it all began
1807 - 1886
1st Rickmers generation
Rickmer Clasen Rickmers was born on 6 January 1807, on the island of Helgoland. In 1834 he opened a shipbuilding workshop in Bremerhaven. Read more ...
Full steam ahead into a new era
1887 - 1902
2nd Rickmers generation
Following the death of company founder Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, the task of carrying on with the business fell to his three sons. Read more ...
Back to the roots
1903 - 1946
3rd Rickmers generation
From conglomerate to shipping and shipbuilding company - Paul Henry Rickmers was the decisive figure within the family during the third generation. Read more ...
In troubled waters
1947 - 1988
4th Rickmers generation
Surrounded by the debris the "Third Reich" had left behind when it finally collapsed, Paul Rickmers' sons, Bertram, Claus and Peter faced a difficult task. They had to find a way to put their firm back on its feet. Read more ...
Innovative and tradition-conscious
1982 - today
5th Rickmers generation
Bertram R.C. Rickmers represents the fifth Rickmers generation in shipping. He set up MCC Marine Consulting & Contracting GmbH & Cie. KG in 1982, the nucleus of the present-day Rickmers Group. Today Rickmers Group is an international provider of services to the maritime industry, a vessel owner and an ocean freight carrier. Read more...