February 16 - Following 10 years with the Rickmers Group and after the successful conclusion of financing agreements for the Rickmers Group's newbuilding programme consisting of container and multipurpose vessels, Dr Moritz Mittelbach has stepped down as

With his expertise, Dr Mittelbach successfully guided the Rickmers Group through the difficult phase of the financial and shipping crisis; he will continue to bring his experience to bear by serving the company in an advisory role.

Until a successor has been named, Bertram RC Rickmers will be assuming the duties of the CFO in an acting capacity of a company which is one of the world's leading providers of ocean transportation for project and heavy lift cargoes, maintaining a global network of specialised liner services.