May 3 - Heavy lift shipping line Rickmers-Linie has added a tenth vessel to its eastbound round-the-world Pearl String service.

The 30,000 dwt multipurpose carrier Rickmers Savannah has been chartered for deployment on the route. Delivered by Jinling Shipyard in November 2010, Rickmers Savannah is identical to the nine vessels currently serving on the service, which connects Europe, Asia and North America.

In March 2013, HLPFI reported that Rickmers-Linie launched a westbound round-the-world service linking Asia, South America and North America (