About Us - What we do

Rickmers Group

What we do

The Rickmers Group is an international service provider in the maritime transport sector and a containership owner with a global blue chip customer base. Its business is divided into three business segments: Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Rickmers-Linie.

Our business activities cover a broad range of shipping and logistics supply chain services, such as owning and chartering vessels, providing in-house as well as third-party commercial and technical shipmanagement services, and transporting breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes via our liner service. By integrating these activities within one group of companies, we are able to generate various business synergies.

We primarily operate through three complementary but distinct segments: Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Rickmers-Linie. While each segment has an independent market position for its companies and services, they all operate under the Rickmers brand and, collectively, form the basis of the Rickmers Group together with services shared between our business segments which are combined in a Corporate Center. 

We are also one of the six largest non-operating managing ship owners worldwide by TEU, commercially managing (chartering out) a fleet of our owned and third-party containerships. We consider our customer base to be blue chip as it includes many of the largest global container liner shipping companies.

Rickmers Group facts & figures

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board Rickmers Holding AGBertram R.C. Rickmers
  • CEO Rickmers Holding AG Dr. Ignace Van Meenen
  • CFO Rickmers Holding AG Prof. Dr. Mark-Ken Erdmann
  • Vessels under commercial or technical shipmanagement, or both121 (as at 31.12.2016)
  • Employees ashore499
  • Employees at sea1,723
  • HeadquartersHamburg
  • Main officesHamburg, Singapore
  • As at 06/2016