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Multipurpose heavy lift vessel (MPSV) Rickmers Hamburg has loaded the biggest Siemens gas turbine ever built at Bremerhaven port.

Masterbulk has chosen Rickmers Shipmanagement to manage 16 of its vessels.

Maersk Line says it is dialogue with the Iranian courts over the Maersk Tigris which was seized over a week ago.

Up until a week ago it is hard to imagine that in the headquarters of Maersk Line in Copenhagen a 10-year old legal case in Iran over 10 containers shipped to Jebel Ali in 2005 was very high on the agenda. However, it certainly is now.

The Iranian claimant in the Maersk Tigris case warns vessel could be put for auction if compensation is not paid by Maersk Line, while the Danish company says it has still no received written confirmation of court rulings or ship arrest warrant.

Rickmers Group has called for the immediate release of the Maersk Tigris, which has been detained in Iran over an apparent 10-year payment dispute with charterer Maersk Line.

Maersk Line said it is not able yet to establish the reason why the containership Maersk Tigris was seized by the Iranian Navy on Tuesday.

Former Maersk and APL executive Søren Andersen is take over the helm at Singapore-listed shipping trust Rickmers Maritime.

Rickmers Maritime has secured new employment for two of its vessels, the 3,450 teu Henry Rickmers (ex-Ital Fastosa) and Richard Rickmers (ex-Ital Festosa), which have been chartered to Maersk Line.

Hamburg: Heavy lift specialist Rickmers-Linie is launching a westbound round the world service connecting Asia, South America and North America.

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