Rickmers Maritime now starting to idle vessels

Rickmers Maritime has reduced its active fleet and has now idled three container vessels. It quite simply does not make sense to operate the vessels in light of the current rates and the expanded Panama Canal, CEO Søren Andersen tells ShippingWatch.


A few days from now, three vessels will call in the Port of Singapore. They will not be unloading containers. Nor will they be loading. They are calling in the port to prepare for their future lives as idled vessels waiting for better days. In shipping terms, the vessels are being put on ice.

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