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February 5, 2018

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Erck Rickmers sells the E.R. Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen to the Zeaborn Shipping

The entrepreneur and German politician will continue to manage a fleet of 34 ships

The property of the German societies of ship management and marine brokerage E.R. Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen will pass from the hands of cinquantatreenne the Erck Rickmers, entrepreneur and exponent of the German Social democratic Party, to those of the Zeaborn Shipping GmbH & Co. KG, company of Bremen that has a fleet of 16 multipurpose ships and that at the beginning last year the Rickmers-Linie has section(on 10 February 2017).

To completion of the transaction, that it is subject to the authorization of the authorities antitrust, the E.R. Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen, with the Rickmers Shipmanagement, will meet in a new entity that will maintain center to Amburgo, will manage a fleet of 165 ships, between portacontainer, to rinfusiere and multipurpose units, will have beyond 360 dependent to earth (of which about 200 coming from the Rickmers group) and it will employ marine 5,000 (2,800 from the Rickmers group) on the units of the fleet.

Nils Aden, current managing director of the E.R. Schiffahrt, will cover the charge of in charge of the activities of ship management of the new society, while Simon Aust will maintain the assignment of managing director of Harper Petersen.

The cession of these activities does not represent the escape of Erck Rickmers from the field of the shipping. The entrepreneur, in fact, through the holding E.R. Holding Capital, will continue to operate a fleet of 34 ships of entire property or shared with other investor.

Vincenzo Miele
ABB Marine Solutions
Consorzio ZAI



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