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26 October 2016

Rickmers-Linie loads record number of transformers in Rijeka

Rickmers-Linie’s mv RICKMERS TOKYO is now the record holder for the largest single shipment of transformers from the port of Rijeka, Croatia. The vessel took over a total of 15 transformers weighing between 56 and 142 tonnes in mid-September, representing the largest number of transformers ever loaded in a single call in Rijeka. Twelve transformers were manufactured by Koncar Power Transformers Ltd., a joint venture by Siemens and Koncar Holding, and the further three transformers by Koncar D&ST in Zagreb. Port handling of this shipment was taken care of by Liburnia Maritime Agency, Opatija.   

“Regular calls at Adriatic ports in recent months demonstrate the enhanced flexibility of our liner services from Europe via the Middle East and India towards South East Asia and the Far East“ said Kai-Henrik von Taube, Director Line Management at Rickmers-Linie. “Customers know us for reliable scheduled liner services, but there is more to this concept: it includes the ability to add new ports of call, either on a temporary or on a permanent basis, to the scheduled services.  

The RICKMERS TOKYO is one of nine identical sister vessels of the “Superflex Heavy MPC”-Class employed in Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String service. These 30,000dwt  multipurpose heavy lift vessels come with adjustable tween decks and a crane capacity of up to 640 tonnes.  


A photograph to accompany the press release is available to download at http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk/Rickmers-photogallery-NEW.html  

The caption reads:

"Some of the transformers of the recent record breaking shipment while being loaded onto RICKMERS TOKYO in Rijeka mid-September. Photo: Liburnia Maritime Agency."

Note to editors

Rickmers-Linie is one of the world's leading specialists in the global transportation of break bulk, heavy lift and project cargo by sea. With regular sailings and reliable schedules, the company has set new industry standards.

The "Round-the-World Pearl String Service" connects the core business areas of the world. Liner services between the US, Europe and the Middle East/India and the company’s westbound Round-the-World Service round up the service network.

 The company belongs to Rickmers Group, which offers diversified activities in the segments of Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Rickmers-Linie. Rickmers Group currently manages a fleet of more than 130 vessels.  

Further information on Rickmers-Linie is available at http://www.rickmers-linie.com  

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