August 8 - Hamburg, Germany headquartered Rickmers-Linie has appointed a new representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Celso H V Pavao has assumed the role of owner's representative - South America.

Rickmers-Linie launched its westbound Round-The-World service in March 2013, connecting Asia and South America before voyaging to North America. Pavao will serve Rickmers-Linie by working with sales liaison agent Wilson, Sons Agência Marítima Ltda.
"As we grow our business in this important market Mr Pavao, along with Wilson, Sons, will be a valuable resource to our customers and to our worldwide Rickmers-Linie organisation." said Robert Sappio, president of Rickmers-Linie Americas, based in Houston, Texas.