Wessels and RMS launch cooperation
In Germany, the shipping company Wessels Reederei and Rhenus Maritime Services (RMS) have launched a cooperation to place the technical management of the RMS fleet in the hands of Wessels in the near future. The fleet currently consists of 15 coastal vessels with a deadweight ranging between 1,700 and 3,300 t.
All the administrative tasks at RMS, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, were transferred to Wessels Reederei in Haren an der Ems at the end of 2017.
Wessels Reederei, which has been gathering experience in the shipping world since 1912, was also selected because of its innovative developments in the field of wind-supported drive systems. The shipping company is currently the first to have converted a 1,000 teu container vessel from a traditional marine diesel power unit into one driven by environmentally-friendly LNG. (kd)