The first two in a series of three 9,300 teu newbuilds, which were built at the South Korean STX shipyard, have been handed over to the Rickmers Group, based in Germany and Singapore. All vessels in the series are on long-term charter to CMA CGM.
The first of the three ships carries the historically significant name ‘R.C. Rickmers’. It is the seventh ship to bear this name, which was borne by the founder of the Rickmers Shipyard Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, and is therefore a homage to the long history and shipping tradition of the Rickmers family.