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Rickmers-Linie appoints Gerleinco as agent in Colombia

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco SA, Bogota, as agent for its activities in Colombia with immediate effect.

Gerhard Janssen, Director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie, comments: “Having launched the NCS service to the North Coast of South America in June last year, the step to nominate an agent in Colombia was a logical consequence. Our commitment to Colombia and the region will be longterm and in Gerleinco we have found a reliable partner with an excellent reputation.”

Eduardo Ulloa, President, Gerleinco SA added: “We welcome Rickmers-Linie’s decision and commitment to call at Colombian ports, which comes at a time of unprecedented project investments in the coun try. We are certain that this new partnership, between two companies with more than a hundred years of experience each, will be successful in providing the best and most reliable services for the growing Colombian project cargo market in the years to come.”

Rickmers-Linie announced its new service linking North Asia with South America and the Caribbean in June 2010. The service is operated by four multipurpose vessels each capable of lifting up to 120 tonnes on a monthly schedule. These departures complement Rickmers’ Pearl String vessels, which sail eastbound and primarily link Japan, China and Korea with the US Gulf on the transpacific leg of their fortnightly round-the world schedule. In case of demand, the Pearl String vessels can call ports within the NCS service to discharge or load heavy lifts exceeding 120 tonnes.

Contact details of Rickmers-Linie’s new agency in Colombia are available on the website www.rickmers-linie.com. More information on Gerleinco can be found at www.gerleinco.com


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