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Carsten Rehder in shipmanagement joint venture with Thome

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Olav Noirtun, ceo of Thome Group
German shipowner Carsten Rehder is placing the management of its fleet into a joint venture with Thome Group.

In a growing trend in the ship management sector Carsten Rehder is placing the management of its vessels into a joint venture with an established third party manager.

The ship management staff of Carsten Rehder will be absorbed into the joint venture named Thome Shipmanagement Germany. Thome Group and Carsten Rehder are the two shareholders are the two shareholders in the new joint venture.

Thome Shipmanagement Germany will take over the management of Carsten Redher’s owned and managed fleet of mainly bulkers and multi-purpose vessels.

Thomas Rehder, Managing Director of Carsten Rehder, said: “Entering into this collaboration with the Thome Group makes sense as the German and International shipping markets have changed over the last 10 years. For German ship owners, third party ship management services have become a more important part of the business.

“The Thome Group was the obvious choice as it is a respected and internationally renowned professional operator with a strong presence in the tanker, bulk and offshore markets. Carsten Rehder's focus on container and MPP business in addition to bulk, will complement this profile, especially for European markets,” he added.

The two companies also plan to work together on some unspecified joint projects.

Thome Group ceo Olav Nortun sadi: “This will be a mutually beneficial relationship for both companies and as Carsten Rehder is a partner in Thome Germany, it will use its ship management services for all its owned and third party operated vessels. We will also work together on some joint projects.”