"Rickmers Chennai" named in Hamburg
One of the multi-purpose ships operating on the German carrier Rickmers-Linie's service between Europe and the Middle East/India has been named "Rickmers Chennai". Dr Christine Winter, daughter of the owner Heino Winter, renamed the vessel, which was formerly called "Pacific Winter", at a ceremony in Hamburg yesterday (3 July). The 19,100 dwt "Rickmers Chennai" has been on long-term charter from Reederei Heino Winter since April. "Rickmers Chennai" and her sistership, the "Rickmers Dubai", feature a lifting capacity of 800 t. Vessels on Rickmers-Linie’s Middle East/India – Europe Service call at a varying range of east coast and west coast ports in India and at ports in the Middle East.