Friday, 25 October 2013

Multipurpose cargo ship Rickmers Chennai on its way to Antwerp

The Rickmers Chennai on its way to Antwerp this afternoon. The 166.17 m  x  22.90 m
multipurpose ship has 1 forward crane (lifting capacity 120 tons) and two main cranes (400 tons each).
Max. container  capacity is TEU 1.031.

This is the Rickmers-Linie general cargo ship Rickmers Chennai in Øresund this afternoon. The ship, owned by Reederei Heino Winter, entered service last year as Pacific Winter, but as it is on long-term charter for Rickmers-Linie, it was renamed on July 2 in Hamburg.

Here is some information from the Rickmers-Linie:

One of the multi-purpose ships operating on Rickmers’ service between Europe and the Middle East/India has been christened Rickmers Chennai. The former Pacific Winter was renamed in a ceremony in Hamburg yesterday, by Dr Christine Winter, daughter of owner Heino Winter, acting as sponsor of the vessel.

The 19,100dwt Rickmers Chennai has been on long-term charter from Reederei Heino Winter since April. With her 800 tonne lift capacity, the 2012-built Rickmers Chennai – together with sister ship Rickmers Dubai ex Baltic Winter – has proven to be a highly successful addition to the Rickmers-Linie fleet.

Ulrich Ulrichs, Rickmers-Linie’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director says the co-operation between Reederei Heino Winter and his company is proving a great success.

"We now have four vessels on charter from Reederei Heino Winter, all of which perform extremely well. Both the two smaller vessels Rickmers Chittagong and Rickmers Mumbai as well as Rickmers Dubai and her sister Rickmers Chennai, which was named today, enable us to offer increased flexibility on our Middle East/India – Europe Service.”


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