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Impairments hurt Rickmers Maritime

Profit declined 15 percent for the Rickmers Maritime group, which operates 16 container ships, according to the group's annual report for 2013, though the carrier did achieve a positive result. The company took a hit from impairments on ship and goodwill.

The Rickmers Maritime Group, which operates a fleet of 16 container ships, saw its profit decline 15 percent in 2013 compared to the year before, according to the company's annual report.

The group achieved a result of USD 23.5 million in 2013, a result that was characterized by impairments on ships and goodwill in the fourth quarter. The quarter finished with a USD 8 million deficit, compared to a USD 2.2 million profit in the same period 2012. Total impairments came to USD 20.8 million, and the group's revenue finished at around the same level as 2012, at USD 143.5 million.

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