Enhancing maritime values since 1834

Rickmers history

How it all began

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

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

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

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

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...