ZEABORN Group purchases five heavy-lift cargo vessels from Rickmers Holding
On 31 July 2017, the ZEABORN Group signed the contracts for the purchase of five 30,000dwt Superflex Heavy Lift vessels. All of these vessels are sister ships of the Rickmers Hamburg, which was previously acquired, and are employed in the Rickmers-Line liner service. ZEABORN already acquired the Rickmers-Line in April this year. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
More specifically, the transaction relates to the following vessels: Rickmers SINGAPORE, Rickmers JAKARTA, Rickmers NEW ORLEANS, Rickmers SEOUL and Rickmers DALIAN. These vessels have a deadweight all told (DWAT) of 30,000 mt, each with four cranes, having a combined lifting capacity of 640 tons, and are equipped with intermediate decks for optimisable loading capacities. While the title to the vessels will pass to ZEABORN by the end of September, they are already available to the shipping company without any restrictions.
In total, the companies under the ZEABORN umbrella operate a global team of almost 200 staff and a combined fleet of around 50 multi-purpose vessels, with a deadweight all told (DWAT) ranging from 7,500 to 30,000 mt and a combined lifting capacity of up to 700 tons.