October 14 - Rickmers-Linie, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France.

Reporting to the Antwerp office of Rickmers-Linie, Marmedsa will focus on sales activity for project cargo, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new relationships with French cargo owners and project companies.

Marmedsa, which is headquartered in Barcelona, has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseilles.

"Our business is set to grow both in France and around the world, so we want to ensure we can continue to offer the personal service and dedicated client solutions that we are known for," says Wouter Huybrechts, managing director of Rickmers-Linie Belgium.

Sogebras will remain the agent for the St Nazaire/Montoir area, where Rickmers-Linie vessels continue to make regular calls.