JULY 10, 2012 — Rickmers-Linie, part of Hamburg's Rickmers Group, has promoted Ulrich Ulrichs to the position of Managing Director.
Mr Ulrichs joined Rickmers-Linie in 2005 when he took over responsibility for Line Management. In 2008 he became Director of this division before being appointed Deputy Managing Director in August 2011.
Mr. Ulrichs will work alongside Rüdiger Gerhardt, who has held the title of Managing Director since July 1, 2011and is Head of Logistics Services for the Rickmers Group.
"Mr Ulrichs' appointment to Managing Director reflects the commitment and ability he has shown over the past 12 months," said Ron Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Holding and Rickmers-Linie. "Both he and Mr. Gerhardt have demonstrated that they work well together as a team and I look forward to watching them taking Rickmers-Linie forward in this demanding environment that is highly competitive yet full of new opportunities."
Rickmers-Linie is one of the world's leading specialists in the global transportation of break-bulk, heavylift and project cargo by sea. Its parent Rickmers Groupcurrently manages a fleet of 122 vessels.