Over a four-day period, the Hamburg based Rickmers Group celebrated the naming ceremonies of three newbuilding containerships in Asia.
On January 9th, the German company named two vessels out of a series of 20, which it ordered from Dalian Shipbuilding.
In a double naming ceremony by Mrs. Vicki Rickmers, wife of the Chairman of the Rickmers Group, Mr. Bertram R C Rickmers, and Mrs. Maja Stadler-Euler, a friend of Mrs. Rickmers, the 4,250 teu vessels were christened Vicki Rickmers and Maja Rickmers respectively.
The third vessel, Moni Rickmers, was named on January 12th in Ulsan, South Korea. Built by Hyundai Mipo, this 3,500 teu containership was christened by Mrs. Francisca Perez Cotapos Mittelbach, wife of the Managing Partner of the Rickmers Group, Dr Moritz Mittelbach.
The Rickmers Group has announced that it has already eight-year fixed charter parties for all three vessels. With the delivery of this trio, the group fleet consists of 81 vessels with a total deadweight of more than 2.5 million tons. A further 40 vessels are under construction.