Germany-based Zeaborn Group has consolidated its newly acquired ship management business under a new brand called Zeaborn Ship Management.
The newly formed brand includes Rickmers Shipmanagement and ER Schiffahrt, acquired by Zeaborn in September and in February, respectively.
The combined entity currently operates a fleet of more than 150 container and bulk cargo ships, as well as multi-purpose vessels owned by entities across the globe.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Zeaborn Ship Management currently employs a workforce of around 300 people onshore and nearly 4,550 people at sea.
Zeaborn Ship Management also operates a second office in Singapore, and other offices across Asia and Europe.
The company’s existing service portfolio comprises the manning, technical management and operation of several types of vessels.
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Zeaborn Group managing partners Ove Meyer and Jan-Hendrik Többe said: “Two established and experienced partners have pooled their strengths.
“Their cultural heritage, their well-managed fleets and their organisational structures go exceedingly well together and complement one another perfectly.
“Our international customers will immediately benefit from even greater flexibility and reliability, as well as interesting economies of scale in the area of purchasing, for example. At the same time, the course has been set for dynamic growth.”
Established in 2013, Zeaborn Group is an integrated shipping company that offers services along with the entire value-added chain to fulfil capital market requirements.
In May, the company signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Intermarine parent company Maritime Holdings Delaware.
The JV, which is subject to antitrust clearance, will see the consolidation of vessel fleets, staff, and the global network of customers and offices of both the companies.