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Rickmers Group names three box ships

Rickmers Group names three box ships

German ship owner Rickmers Group last month named three containerships over the space of four days.

   On Jan. 9, the Hamburg-based company named two 4,250-TEU ships, 'Vicki Rickmers' and 'Maja Rickmers,' both part of a series of 20 vessels ordered from Dalian Shipbuilding.

   On Jan. 12, the company named the 3,500-TEU 'Moni Rickmers,' built by Hyundai Mipo.

   Rickmers said it already has eight-year fixed charter parties for all three vessels, which bring its fleet to 81 vessels with a total deadweight of more than 2.5 million tons. Rickmers has a further 40 vessels under construction.