Ulrich Ulrichs promoted to CEO and Global Head of Rickmers-Linie

Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, People and Places — By on May 7, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Ulrich Ulrichs

Ulrich Ulrichs

Ulrich Ulrichs, Chief Operating Officer of Rickmers-Linie has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the heavy lift and project cargo liner service specialist, with effect from 1 May 2014. In this context Rüdiger Gerhardt has – after many successful years in this position – passed on the role of Global Head of Rickmers-Linie to Mr Ulrichs. In his new position Mr Ulrichs will continue to work closely with Rüdiger Gerhardt, who at the same time was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the company.

Ulrichs has more than fifteen years of experience in the shipping and break bulk business. He joined Rickmers-Linie in 2005 when he became responsible as General Manager Line Management, becoming a Director in 2008. On 1 July 2011, Mr Ulrichs was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Rickmers-Linie and became Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director in July 2012.

Ruediger Gerhardt

Ruediger Gerhardt

Rüdiger Gerhardt has been with Rickmers-Linie since 1978 and since 1992 has been responsible for Finance, Personnel and Administration for the company. On 1 July 2011 he was appointed Managing Director and Global Head of Rickmers-Linie. As Chief Administrative Officer he will continue to develop the structure and organisation of the company.

With 180 years to its name, 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 Europe and the Middle East/India and vice versa as well as the Westbound Round-the-World Service which was inaugurated in March 2013 add value for globally active customers.

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 close to 100 vessels.


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