August 11 - Hamburg-headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.
Gerhard Janssen, Sales & Marketing Director, Rickmers-Linie, stated: "In the world of project forwarding, the UK is a significant player; many international projects are planned and managed by specialist teams based in the UK. By establishing this new agency in London and Middlesbrough, we will be better placed to service these customers."
The new company will have its head office in Barking, East London, with a branch office in Middlesbrough in North East England and will take over all responsibility for marketing and sales activity throughout the UK from September 1, 2009.
The UK company will be headed by David Greaves, who has for many years been associated with Rickmers-Linie as its UK representative, as well as with Rickmers' previous agency, OceanExpress Ltd. He will continue to be based in Middlesbrough. Full agency services including the issuing of bills of lading for UK export cargo and customs clearance for import cargo will be provided.
The new company will have its head office in Barking, East London, with a branch office in Middlesbrough in NE England and will take over all responsibility for marketing and sales activity throughout the UK as of 1 September 2009.